Remember this dress? I posted about it here a few months ago. It turns out it really was too small (Heather's got great pattern errata up now, so if I made the dress again, we'd be all set). Adelaide just couldn't get it on and off easily..and so it sat. But, really. That fabric is just too pretty, and it feels just too good on the skin to be sitting in a closet waiting for who knows what. So a little reconstruction was in order.
I cut the bodice off and used the bottom skirt piece to create a new, simple elastic waist skirt, adding a strip of panel at the bottom to make it just a bit longer. All the fabrics are from Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks line. And for those of you counting, that one bundle of fabric has been made into:
and I still have some pieces left. I am now totally sold on the idea of a stack of fabric like that.
But the skirt. Oh, she's quite pleased. Its great for running, jumping, twirling and all the other very important things three year old girls do....
...scaling fences included.