sometimes i can't even take credit for the concept behind my work.
my sister sent me a drawing nora did of her dream dress: purple polka dots, three quarter length sleeves, collar, and most importantly a twirly skirt.
the birthday girl declared it the most beautiful dress in the world. naturally this caused her little sister to burst into tears because she didn't have one too. #epicfailauntmaggie. i made things right a few weeks later and presented etta with her own twirly dress.
i made a few alterations to the pattern: lining the bodice (in subsequent iterations I've lined the whole thing), adding a facing to the bottom of the skirt (which is really the only way to finish a-line and circle skirts), and tacked down the collar with a blind stitch.
but really the most important thing is that this dress can twirl.
thanks for the inspiration girls!