Added 4.5″ to the length of the bodice pattern which creates a plunging open back
Added a 3″x4.5″ gathered strap across the back
For the skirt I cut the fabric 30″x 54″, and double stitched the piece closed. Attached the skirt to the bodice and pleated the excess fabric in the back, leaving the front flat.
|Dress- DIY available here
Cuff-Cuff-Jose & Maria Barrera similar version here