I'm going to try linking this post to my first Hand Made Monday.
I even made a bodice out of cotton fabric to check for fit before I cut out the main fabric, I also tried the bodice on several times as I made it.
Here is the resulting dress - I love this fabric !
I made a couple of adjustments, I brought it in at the waist a little as it was loose. I think next time I make it I will also make it a little shorter at the shoulders, along with the waist adjustment. I've ordered a couple of pattern fitting books from Amazon so will see how I get on with them - watch out for the next version.
First of all I have to make a messenger bag for my husband, I've found this great fabric which has an atlas print on it and he keeps giving me long lists of all the pockets etc he wants on it !