This was one of the projects that actually made it off my to do list in time for the party. I used the great tutorial that Jess at Craftiness is not Optional contributed to See Kate Sew’s Pleat Weeks. The tutorial was for an adorable top, but I really wanted to make a dress. I followed the tutorial to make the top, and then added two little cap sleeves and an easy, slightly-gathered tiered skirt.
|She was not so much into the whole posing for pictures thing.|
To add a skirt to the top without creating a weird belly bulge, I had to sew my pleats all the way down the front rather than only a few inches like in the original top. I also only used three buttons on the back and sewed the bottom part of the back shut.