This lovely dress was inspired by the outfit Grace Kelly wore in 1955 when she met her future husband Prince Rainier of Monaco.
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Ease stitch tops of sleeves.
Sleeves stitched into the armholes.
Skirt stitched to the skirt lining
Skirt gathered and stitched to the bodice
Press back seam open
Skirt lining pinned to the back opening
Bodice lining stitched to the waist
Lining stitched to back opening
Dress doll and pull down on the skirt to find the skirt hem, press.
Turn belt right side out and press. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Press tucks into the belt.
Tack the center of the belt to the back right dart.
add photo of belt knot
Painting the buckle
Press the knot
Fray check one end of the ribbon.
Lay the twist tie on the ribbon.
Fold up the ends and stitch along the edges. Mark the center of the ribbon.
The flowers, pins, and beads
Start at the center and work your way to the end.
The end flower doesn't have a bead in the center.
Insert ball ended pins into the center of the end flowers