A Birthday Dress

My niece's birthday may have been back in January and she may have just recieved her birthday present yesterday....

In my defense, this dress had a few glitches. First it was going to be a bubble skirt, then a flared aline skirt, then a dress. Second, her first choice of fabric was adorable, but ended up being canvas. Third, she asked for a 14" zipper and was given a 7" zipper. We werent deterred, however, and after a few fittings, Miss WaLa has a lovely new dress.

Using Simplicity 2176, coral and ivory broadcloth and an ivory invisible zipper, I recreated a more modest version of a cute, but scandalously short dress from a major label.

Best part is, both WaLa and I love the end result! Yay for making this sweet freshman smile.