I've had the idea for this dress for about a year now and finally made it a couple of weeks ago for Easter Sunday! It didn't quite turn out the way I pictured it in my head, but I still like it. The inspiration for this dress actually came from the red flowery belt. I found it at a thrift store for $0.50 and thought it would be so cute on a white dress. I bought the cotton blend material at Hancock Fabric for about $10.
This dress is SUPER simple. It really just consists of two pieces of fabric (the front piece and back piece) and then ruffles and a small collar added to the top. It actually kind of looks like a potato sack without the belt:) I didn't want to take the extra time to do a zipper or lots of buttons so a made it baggy enough to just fit over me and then with a belt it looks fitted. It actually Velcros at the top of the shoulders and the collar has a small snap on each side, so I can slip it on easily.
The good thing about this dress is it is very versatile! I can put any belt with it and any cardigan with it, so there is tons of variety. It makes it so fun!