Today I started working on this project. I have good news. The elastic part of the bodice back is not as difficult as it looked. I still think that a beginner seamstress may get confused if she doesn't read the instructions carefully but then she will get it. I still think the pattern is not "easy". To me when patterns have the word "easy" on the cover they should not require that much thinking and reading of the instructions attached.
The first step always is to cut your fabrics. Since I am using different fabrics it took me a little bit longer than usual because I wanted to make sure that I was "mixing" them well.
The owl patriotic fabric is going to be used for the skirt part. The red fabric with polka dots is going to be the bodice back and the straps. I am going to use the chevron fabrics for contrasts on the bodice.
Piece 5 is the back of the bodice. I was confused at first because I thought I would have to use the elastic thread on my machine. I am not good at using the elastic stitch, so I fell so much better when I found out that the lines on the patters are for the casing seams were the skinny elastic goes.
You will need to fold the fabric in two and mark the lines with a washable fabric pencil or marking paper.
This is how the fabric looked without folding it.
This is how it looks after folding it.
Place the pattern piece on top of the fabric and the marking paper underneath. You can use a pencil or a rotary marking tool to copy the lines.
This is the final result after inserting the elastic into the casings.