The solution to my dilemma about giving my friend the dress I loved was pretty easy to solve. I just needed to make another one I loved just as much if not more! This one has my favorite buttons from the vintage bag I scored at Warrenton, and I used some yellow tulle for the ruffle. It turned out bright, sweet, and totally girlie. This is probably going to be Avery's Easter dress this year.
I've had the Jennifer Paganelli Poodle fabric I used for the skirt for quite a while, but I was waiting for the perfect chance to use it. The bodice is by Paula Prass, summer soiree I think.