A few months ago, I bought half a metre of the Liberty of London fabric Mitsi at Fabrique Romantique. I had the perfect model in mind for it – a dress with a short bodice, high gathered skirt, and short sleeves – but couldn’t immediately find a pattern which represented that model. Eventually, I bought Citronille’s Violette. It wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but I could turn it into my dream model with some simple adaptations (shorter bodice, higher skirt, shorter sleeves, basically ;-)). Plus, after spotting this dress, I fell in love with the original pattern also.
The first version I made was a complete failure: the dress was too wide, and the neck opening way too small. I had to disassemble the thing almost entirely, and start over again. Luckily, the second attempt was much better.