I love making frilly dresses for my daughter, though I seldom have the time to do now that I've gone back to college, but I made these for Easter in 2006 and 2005.
I bought the material for this one several years before she was even born, but like most awesome impulse fabric buys, it sat on my shelf unused for a very long time. I had no idea what I'd use it for when I bought it, but the embroidery along the one edge was too beautiful to pass up. I was sorting through my fabric one day and realized that there was just enough of it to make a dress for my then 3-year-old, but there might not be enough for the size she'd wear the next year, so I decided to use for an easter dress. I found a beaded headband that matched the shade of the dress perfectly. The sash is just a ribbon with trellis-like cutouts. I thought it was perfect the second I saw it.
This one was done the year before when she was two, and is the first thing I ever made for her. I had seen a dress in a shop with a doubled layer of tulle that had flower petals inside and I loved it, but they wanted $60 which is far too much for a toddler's easter dress. So I bought a dress pattern and modified it to include the tulle overskirt. I found perfect peach and yellow silk roses to break up and put into the skirt, and she was just adorable. (and I'm not biased in my opinion at all )
As an interesting side note, the yellow dress was made before I got my serger, and the blue one was made after. There is a world of difference when you look down at the inside of the dresses