Updated with new photos, having decided that the yellowed photos from the artificial light were too ugly to post. Her are the fronts,
and backs, the sashes having been stiffened with lots of starch. I definitely need to figure out how to buy yardage for a longer sash for the size 4 dress on the right. I like the sash to just hit the hem, as in the smaller size. Well, I can figure it out, just need to write it down so I have it when buying fabric.
I gathered and sewed the overskirt separately from the dress so it would be "poufier", and both my sister and I are pleased with the result. It also has the advantage of being easily removable so I could add a completely different overskirt if desired at some point in the future.
Next up, garter for the bride.