I made this when I was sixteen. It was the first dress that I finished. My Mum got the fabric at an Op Shop and it has faded a lot since it was sewn. It was my first attempt at pleating and I made the bodice by pinning the fabric to my shape, which I suppose is some sort of uneducated attempt at draping? I didn't really know what I was doing, but whatever I did seems to have worked! It's a funny dress and I don't wear it very much anymore, but it will always be my first.