I'm a sucker for cheap fabric. I always walk by the clearance sections when in a fabric store. This ruffled fabric was calling me one day. It was pretty cheap, maybe a dollar so what the heck, let's take a chance. My original thought was to run ribbon on the front bodice. I decided to forgo the ribbon and leave as is. The bodice is large on my niece. I made the bodice instead of cutting off a tshirt. It almost looks adult size but it's a size girls size seven.
I'm a working mom who has a few too many hobbies. I've been sewing since 4th grade, making some pretty rough looking Barbie clothes by hand. I think I moved to the sewing machine around 7th or 8th grade. I've taken very few sewing classes. Because I spent a lot of years in Catholic school, I only had about 3 months of sewing in Home Ec. Most of what I've learned has come from the library, the internet and my friends.