Say I was to make the above pattern, if I wanted a dress like Snow White or Cinderella. It would cost me about $200, with shipping, to get the dress from
Or, I could make the dress for about $100. (22 yards of fabric at $8/yard [less, if I make the top layer tulle], 50% off with coupon, plus $1 for pattern, and $10 for notions) I could even add some gorgeous lightweight appliqués for about $20 that matched my veil. If I got the fabric on Monday, I would also get 10% off my whole purchase.
BUT, this would take at least a month of hard work, and the bodice would take lots of patience to enlarge a couple sizes. Is it worth it?