This shows the original concept drawing, plus the final garment. If you scroll down further, there are also some notes on how I would make this dress differently if I were to remake it.
This dress was actually a remake of one I made a few years ago before I got my bodice block finalised - see the image below.
This original dress that is shown here did fit me to some extent but I found it too low for my liking and the straps kept fall off my shoulders, so I hardly wore the dress. I liked the design, so Dress 001 was a remake of this original dress made with my finalised bodice block.
The original dress has pleats in the waistband and I was never entirely sure that the pleats worked. After making Dress 001 without the pleats, I think it would have been better either with those pleats, or with the waistband being more fitting in the waist area, and/or with the Classic Empire midriff.
The original dress also had more fullness in the skirt.
Credit for the Stock Photo I used to create the Vector Croquis on this page:
Andersonrise from 123RF Stock Photos
Copyright: andersonrise / 123RF Stock Photo