I had tea again at The Mandarin Oriental with the ladies church group that I am in. There are about 12 of us but only a few could make the tea. They are a great group of women. Very positive.
Fabric used: Black, yellow and white printed cotton from Joanns. I think it was from their Cosmopolitan line. It was a good weight, easy to work with and I probably could of gotten away without lining it if I wanted to.
Complexity of pattern: Advanced Beginner probably..it wasn't difficult. I did the hem and slit in in the back a little different and easier than the directions.
How long did it take to complete: About 7 hours
Overall Review: I absolutely LOVE how this dress turned out. It fits really well. I really like the back of the dress and the bow tie belt. I am giving it a 8 out of 10.