I started with two beautiful fabrics from two very ugly button-down shirt.
I have a dress in mind, which I want to create based on Caroline Party Dress pattern, but first I wanted to see the fit. So this little number was created.
The top part is exactly according to the pattern
(size 3T measurements turned out just right for my 4 year old).
The skirt is much shorter and much narrower with gathers at the side and back.
At the top of the gathers I attached patent leather straps with buckles reporposed from old flip flops!
Underneath the dress is a little blouse (Burda 9/12, Mod. 150; size 104/4T that fit very well).
And here is the before: