I found a skirt in my closet, sitting on the floor . . . Tara didn't wear it and it didn't fit me anymore. I was the one who got it one time long ago . . . So I took it and decided I was going to make a dress for Bronwyn out of it.
First I was practicing, trying to make a top, using other dress tops as patterns, but seeing as I've never sewed any tops before, I didn't really know how they were made . . . so then mom helped me find a pattern to use for the top and I made another practice one to see if it would fit right . . .it did, so then I made the top.
For the skirt, I cut off the elastic waistband, and then gathered the skirt at the top to fit the size of the top; I sewed those together to get a dress . . .but the dress needed something else, so I took a piece of the eyelet fabric I used on the top and made a ruffled sash thing at the waist and sewed it on. Under the ruffled sash was the drawstring from the skirt, so I could have a tie in the back of the dress.
I photographed Bronwyn this morning in the dress I made her. It was pretty fun . . . sorry for all the shadows and not very great quality photos . . . anyways, this is going to end up being her Easter dress because Mom didn't end up getting her one this year and I was planning on making this dress, so we decided it could be her Easter dress:)
Hope you are all having a wonderful day because it's so beautiful . . . blue sky, warm . . .