Sis came over this morning to try on the first muslin of her gown. It was drafted with Wild Ginger Celebrations, so the fit was quite good. But yes, it's going to need some tweaks.
Here's the front view:
Here's the back view.
What doesn't show up very well in these pictures are the godets inset into the hem. I added six godets, each 18" long. Sis wants them a bit higher, so I'll cut them 24" tall and make them a bit wider than these (which were cut at 30 degrees). I'm also going to start the skirt flare further down the skirt, so it is more of a trumpet flare than this.
The final dress will also have bra cups built in, so she won't have to worry about wearing a bra.
Sis was really quite pleased with this "first draft" and is looking forward to the second muslin, which I'll have ready for her next week.