You know you're a craftaholic when your solution to not having clean clothes for your daughter to wear to church is making an outfit rather than doing the laundry. Seriously. I'm pathetic. (You can read "you know you're a craftaholic when.." quotes written by others here.)
But I love how this dress turned out, so it was worth it.
And the entire ensemble took a little over an hour...my kind of project.
Front and back pieces are smocked. Sleeves are gathered at top and bottom.
My cousin made the headband. I love the simple white lace and pink flower. You can find more from her shop here.
I made the leggings using Rae's tutorial. I traced a pair of her leggings and left off the feet. Used the bottom hem of an old t-shirt instead.
I added lace to the bottom where I created the "bubble."
If someone has tips on how to get good pictures of a 9 month old let me know. If I can catch a normal face or normal arms it's a miracle. So wiggly.
I didn't create a tutorial for this dress, but if there is enough interest I will. Just let me know.