What it did happen for is my granddaughters baptism dress. She had asked me to make her one. Of course, I said I would. She wanted a yellow sash, but other than that, I was free to do what I wanted.
This dress has pleats instead of gathers. In the petticoat that attaches to the dress, there is a total of 656 inches of gathered tulle.
I knew the dress was full, but was not aware of how full, until the photographer spread the dress out. I love it as does she. This dress also has a great twirl factor.