Okay. I promised and here it is. That adorable, crazy corduroy dress you see. I made it. :) It's true, I did. AND I didn't have a pattern. AND because it was a jumper I didn't sew the arm holes shut. AND I fixed my two mistakes rather well...at least I think. I EVEN lined it. :)
Mistakes of note in dress: The pretty little flower/white button -- is totally covering up a debauchle of magnanimous proportions. The gathering went a little haywire there. I just learned how to do it and I think I got a wee bit excited. :) Oh well...
The shoulder straps. I didn't cut them long enough. Enter cute ribbon extensions with lining fabric over end. I think it worked out rather well. :)
All said and done I used remnant fabric, spent 4 hours (on a project that could have taken MUCH less), learned how to ruffle/gather. It all cost $1.20. Happiness. :) Okay I'm done now.
OH and the personalized step stool ROCKS (Thank you Miss. Carole) and came from a FABULOUS online store withe ADORABLE items. Nells LOVES her stool :)