We hav been having a heat wave so I have been indoors a lot! One benefit of this is time at the sewing machine. Friday I made this outfit for Abby, my oldest grandchild. The fabric was from a recent business trip to New York state. While my husband was at meetings I was shopping.......and buying. I thought I would use this fabric for a quilt but the colors just begged to be made into a dress for the blond hair, blue eyed beauty.I used a simplicity pattern (4206) for a starting point, mainly for an idea of size, because Abby wasn't here for me to fit the garment to. I added a flounce to the skirt. The top was altered with a princess waist band and a bow in the back to make the top more fitted.
I also left the casing for the elastic open so Abby's mom can adjust the fit. I wouldn't want the elastic to be too tight. Ouch. Hate that.