I haven't sewn a real dress for myself in a long long time. Sewing is a big investment, time AND money (fabric isn't cheap!) and I was tired of sewing things just to sew them and never actually feeling great about the finished product. I bought this fabric when it was released months ago and finally decided on a pattern that gave me hope. I was drawn to the #bonnshirt by @itchtostitch because of the cup sizing included in the pattern. I wanted it to look like a dress I'd actually buy and I think it does. My only modifications were to omit the sash, because I'm not a tie waist kinda girl, add two inches in length and use elastic in the sleeve hem instead of a band.