It looks a little big right now because the lining isn't sewn in--that will take up a standard 5/8" seam allowance per side--and I only pinned the side seams about 1/4" in or so.
See the waterspot on my lining? Grrr. Stupid iron. I zig-zag my edges because I don't have a serger. I want one so bad, but I have bigger financial priorities and life goals, you know?
I'm showing off the pleats here. This color is so hard to photograph and I'm not the professional photoshop editor-type. The actual color is somewhere between this color and the color in the pictures above.
I can't wait to show off the finished dress! I just have to sew the side seams, hem the dresses, attach the lining to the zipper, and hand sew the bottom two inches of the zipper down. Yay!