I got an inspiration to make a bodice that looked like a hot air balloon. It ended up looking like Trina had really big boobs that were abnormally high... Even the mock-up looked better than this!
But I had already used some of my special Vintage fabric to make it, so I tapered down the fullness by making crescent shaped pintucks and made a TOTAL throwaway skirt. The outcome is something that I think looks like a project that a teenager from the 60's would have made for a home-sewing lesson. Humph! To be filed in the Phail archives!