The fabric for the dress in this block is a little thinner than usual quilting cotton fabric. It is closer to voile. As a result, you can see the dress form through the dress (at least, I can see it). But once I have all the blocks finished, I will be cutting out the backing from behind the dresses so I have less bulk to quilt through.
It is great fun to pick out the fabric for these dresses! It takes me back to my childhood, when I loved playing with dolls. I am the classic tailored type now; I rarely wear a dress and when I do, it is nothing like this. Though I did have a brief Laura Ashley phase in the 80's. For proof, see my wedding dress.
Me and my dad just prior to my wedding.