While I am adjusting to life with the new baby, enjoying the holidays and snuggles I am re-posting many of my guests posts that never got posted here, so enjoy the "walk down memory lane"
Complete with a little sunshine pleated burst, and some embroidered lyrics.
(making one couldn't be easier)
SO let's get started!
For the bodice take a top that fits well. (I find a tank is easiest to work with but any top will do) Fold the top down to the neck line. then decide how long you want the bodice piece to be and fold the top up or just draw a line ending it where you like. Trace the arm curve and sides. I traced the top on the fold.
The top of the picture is cut off but you will also want a strap piece that is wider than you want it to be (since it will gather) and the length should be long enough to go from the front bodice to the back bodice over the shoulder.
2 bodice pieces for the front cut on the fold
4 bodice pieces for the back not on the fold
2 skirt pieces on the fold for the top layer
2 skirt pieces on the fold for the under layer
2 bustle casings (will be explained later)
And now your little one can have the perfect little bustled dress for all of her summer adventures.