First I made my muslin:
laying the pattern on the muslin fabric, and then with waxed tracing paper traced all the stitch lines, grain lines, notches, darts, pleats, center front, center back.
With a permanent marker I marked each piece, top, bottom, arrows, the alphabetical match points, what piece it was, who it is for, and size.
I thread traced each seam, grain line, and dart.
My seam allowance was about 2" because I wasn't sure how close the size I got would match up to my sister in law.
then I based all seams together, matching all the alphabetical points, guessing here and there, and it all worked out. Every seam and point matched up perfectly and it came together nicely.
When making your muslin, be sure to extend your grain lines to the seam edge. That way, if you make changes and have to true up the lines, it's easier and more accurate with the longer grain line.
Next on the to-do list is the flower girl dress. I chose this Vogue pattern because I like the little cap sleeves
The dress will be knee length since she's only 2 and I think it will look better being shorter (a two year old needs a twirly dress!) I will be using the same fabric as the wedding gown.
Since kid pattern sizing runs large, I made a muslin of the bodice which I will fit this weekend.