It was! I am pleased with the way it turned out. This dress was loosely based off of a pattern--mostly the bodice--the rest I just figured it out my own. It is a very classic dress, nothing experimental or incredibly creative but it was what I wanted. There is another layer underneath, with netting gathered onto fabric. I will be doing that from now on because it sure gives the dress a lift!
Here are the pics. They didn't turn out that great. The dress is way prettier in person but you get the general idea:
Total cost: no more than $10!