Yesterday morning I woke up and decided that Afton really, really needed a new dress. Immediately. All her dresses are getting so small on her. She must be having some growth spurts because she suddenly reminds me of this:
All leg and hardly no dress.
I only had a couple of hours to make a dress, so I had to hustle. I used some left-over fabric from a previous project (bought forever ago in a Walmart's fabric section for $1/yd), plus a contrasting fabric and matching ribbon.Simplicity 3743. It's a pattern for a shirt, but I just extended the hem and turned the skirt into an A-line. This picture above was taken with a crappy cell phone camera in an emergency room. She was waiting to get stitches in her forehead after she tried to fly from one bed to another. Oh, the memories...
I barely had enough fabric to make this dress. I had to frankenstein the back bodice and back skirt together. I really like this dress design because it will take her a long time to grow out of it. It's super stretchy and it will probably fit her sideways longer than it will fit her lengthwise.