So, this here is another summer dress (like this one and this one), but this one is a total mini boden rip off. This is Delia's color and when I found it super-cheap on the outside sales table at Fabric Depot, it had to come home with us. It's rayon. We got some green for Sadie, too. Liddy got nothing, but she has yet to tell us her favorite color. We can't understand a word she says.
It's hard to see in this shot, but the FOE is a light blue. It is also used, unfolded, to slightly gather the bodice. I got fancy and made a ruffle by serging strips (3-thread rolled hem) and gathering it before stitching it on. Lovely. The whole dress just pulls over her head, so no closures to worry about. The mottled rayon look is a bit early 1990s but I still love it for the girls. And I just got the newest mini boden and didn't see that dress in there this year, so I am even happier I made this.
I am thinking about making a video tutorial for FOE soon. I need to find my stick puppet heads.