I actually made this dress about a month ago and don't remember much about making it. So, we'll have more pictures than text today....
The border print fabric has paper dolls on it. The Preacher's grandmother gave it to me a couple of years ago. There wasn't a lot of it - just enough for the skirt of this dress. I even eliminated one side seam to keep it as simple as possible.
Last summer I asked my mom to pick up some black/white gingham to go with this fabric. I couldn't find any here and she was coming for a visit. After I had put the gingham with the doll print, I wasn't so sure I liked it. I thought some eyelet trim along the top edges would soften it a bit, but I didn't have any in my stash and didn't have an extra hour and a half to make a trip to the nearest fabric store. So, I made a ruffle out of the solid pink at the lower edge of the border. I'm still not all that excited about it, but my daughter loves it. And, it's her dress, so that's what counts.
The leggings are made from Burda 9615 and turned out great. The doll print fabric is pretty lightweight, so the extra coverage is good.
Next Up: T-shirts for the little man