This top photo is more true to color as it was taken with the iPhone and the others with my Nikon.
Two things here. The hem is not in this dress yet and the fabric belt is not made. The petticoat I thought was too puffy seems to look good under this. I might end up keeping it after all.
One thing I really see with this dress is that I certainly do not have the tiny waist as the pattern shows or the bust line. No I have a more normal waist of 30". To look like the pattern I would have to wear something to pull in my middle and build up my chest not something I worry too much about!