I used McCalls M5314 as a base for this dress. I left off the cuffs because of the pretty border on the sari fabric I used. More of the border was used to create the ties. I wanted to keep the border on the skirt as well so this meant pleating the skirt to the bodice rather than doing a circle skirt.
I'm not really in love with it. It looks too 1970's for my taste. I was hoping for more 1950's. I think it's more the pattern of the sari than anything else. Still, I did sew! And there is evidence!