I adore the empire waist for toddler girls--especially Hanna Andersson and the like. But, I'm cheap. And AA lap tees are cheap and have matching pants....so the little hamster in my head started running. All of these dresses are intended to be worn over pants and a long sleeve tee for fall weather. They are all open in the back (except the 1st one).
This was my first attempt. The skirty thing is actually sewn onto the shirt. I left the shirt long so that a draft wouldn't give her a chill this fall.
But then I thought, CRAP! now I can't use that black shirt for anything else.
So these were born:
the felt fortune cookie is actually a barrette
Amy Butler French Wallpaper
random fabric from the clearance bin.