This is a refinement of the skirt dress I posted the other day -- I added a ruffle on the bottom (and sewed it a bit better ... learning learning learning!)
My dear girl chose the sushi fabric and I cannot decide if I was super clever or just plain wacked with the colors I chose from my stash to go with it. I thought pulling out the orange/red would make the dress too tuna fleshy or something ... Not sure if you can see it but the sushi print has tiny blue dots and some yellow fish scattered among the orange and red -- so I tried those colors. Hmmmm. I wonder.
Still, that is what makes it fun ... playing with the fabric, mixing things around. Who knew I could love this so much? Who even imagined I could learn to sew at all!
In case you are curious about the how:
The dress/skirt is three panels and some elasticized straps (for easy off and on). The top panel has 7 rows of shirring. Each panel is larger than the one above to make it twirly. If you tuck in the straps you can wear it as a longish skirt too, though bunny don't do it, at least not yet. I gathered with zig zag over perle cotton and the shirring was done with elastic thread in the bobbin (and I used adding machine tape as a stabilizer).