So I got this idea in my head for a lovely little dress with an apron after seeing "some" of the nicer boutique custom things on ebay, but realizing that $100 a dress was definately out of my price range I came up with this
and here's a closer picture so you can see the embroidered rose (my first embroidery project since I was 8.
It's basically just a circle skirt over a tiered skirt (for fluffyness and twirlability) with a basic bodice. It buttons in the back with a fabric covered button--but no pics of that since I don't like the buttonhole and think that the next on will get one of those little loops you put a button through instead. She loves it, I only wish I'd used a little more ease in the bodice so that she could wear it longer. She sunburns fairly easy so it's usually worn over a tee, but it still looks nice when not. It didn't really take long to make either with the exception of gathering the tiers and then crazy woman that I am decided that it would look really cute with a crocheted edging around the circle skirt...four hours later, I needed some sleep and a hand massage.