Oh, it's a terrible picture, and I wish it weren't! I've had such fun this weekend. I stopped at the LQS on the way home from work on Friday, having purchased and downloaded a couple of patterns through Craftsy. I was looking for bright fabrics, but what I found and loved was far from bright.
This Peasant Skirt has two layers. The top layer is ballerinas and that layer has a delicious rick-rack edge. The under layer is ballet shoes. And the Peasant Blouse is made from the ballet shoes. I imagine it can be worn tucked in or left over the skirt -- we'll see when the recipient tries them on. The back of the blouse has some dear little ties, too.
I've got a sage/peach/pink floral dress in progress now, and am up to the point of needing to make the buttonholes -- six of 'em -- in the bodice front. I used to be a wiz at buttonholes back in the days of my Kenmore, but since I got my Bernina (golly, it's been more than fifteen years now!), I've not had good luck with them. Tonight I used iron-on interfacing and made a trial buttonhole and it turned out pretty well. Tomorrow when the light is good, I'm going to make one more trial and then plunge in. Then it is putting the skirt on, and a couple of other tiny things, and viola! we'll have a Fairy Tale dress!
I bought some peach to make a blouse for her to wear under the dress until the weather is warm enough to go without. I'll start that once the dress is done.
This is such fun!