This year our 6 year old asked for a puffy skirt and sash for Easter. Always aiming to please, I was thrilled with a simple request and Tiffany had already purchased the perfect fabric from The Sewing Room. I used a basic yoke dress pattern for the dress and played a lot with the fabric before deciding on using the contrasting fabric for the bodice and sash. Changing the bodice to accommodate contrasting fabric is extremely easy and the sash was made using a method that I came up with when Anna was little. I’ll explain both in upcoming tutorials. I also did something I haven’t done in years … I put a zipper in the dress! We don’t put zippers in clothes that will be stored for future generation, but this is a basic dress and will probably be worn out before outgrown. So, when choosing your fabric and notions keep in mind your vision for the garments future.