I made the bodice by basket weaving strips of gray and white fabric (folded like bias tape and sewed on both sides).
I sewed the top and bottom of the strips together but left the middles unattached, I like the way they move when my daughter moves.
I followed the white horizontal strips to the back where I used buttons to close the dress and allow the dress to be less boxy and more a natural shape.
For the skirt I used a gray and white striped light cotton fabric.
Here is my sew along entries from last season...
I had so much fun creating all of them I can't wait for this season, even if it is only in the sew along again.
I am off to Galveston to take the kids to the beach, I hope you all have a good week!