I promised A I'd make her a dress this summer. So I picked up some fabric on sale at Joann's (2 yards for $7) and went to work. I used another of Sandi's patterns, this one is the Gracie pattern that includes a Jumper, Tiered Dress, Tiered Top, and Tiered Skirt. Some people are probably talented enough to make these without a pattern, but I really need the extra guidance, instructions, and pattern pieces. Being the wimpy seamstress that I am, I still haven't gotten up the courage to figure out the button hole settings on my machine so instead of fussing with that I made the tiered top v-neck bodice piece for the tiered dress instead of the original yoke version. Audrey loves it ;)
I had a little bit of extra fabric so I made a simple elastic waistband skirt with a white ruffle for C. I was a least brave enough to do this one without a pattern, lol. I've read, saved, and ogled enough tutorials on simple elastic waist skirts and shorts that even though I was petrified to not have a pattern walking me step-by-step through the process, I was able pull this together. Now that I have the photos uploaded together, the colors look different. That's what I get for taking pics of A's dress in the afternoon one day and C's early one morning, lol. Anyway, $7 for a darling dress and skirt isn't too bad ;) Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!