My oldest niece will soon turn four years old (yikes! how time flies!), and that coincides with her being very much into playing dress-up (as all four year olds…). A perfect coincident for a costume enthusiast like her aunt! So for her fourth birthday I´ve made her a little cowgirl dress. Or, really, it´s more of a country music singer dress, as I am giving her a little guitar as well. Both her parents are big bluegrass and country music fans, so I think this will fit well into their plan of turning their daughter into a country music star (it´s either that or a car mechanic at formula 1 races:-) ).
The dress was quite easy to stitch up, although the instructions and my sense of logic didn´t quite match when it came to inserting elastics, but it all worked out in the end. I do have a sneaking suspicion that the dress will be a bit big for her, but we´ll see! I´ll let you know in case you are planning on making something out of this pattern as well.
I used quilting cotton for the bodice and underskirt, and a pair of my darling´s old jeans for the upper skirt. For the cowgirl effect, the pattern called for loopy fringe trim to hem both of the skirts. Adorable!
All in all, a great pattern, and included in this was also variations for a witch, a pirate, a hippie and a fairy costume. Hurrah for playing dress up!