At the beginning of the week my girls decided they HAD to have new outfits for the 4th. We didn't have any big plans, but they wanted something new. So, I told them to look in the sewing room and find some fabrics and think of a design.
My younger girl is 7 and decided on a tiered dress in a few fabrics. We had a few problems with her first plan (it wasn't quick and easy for Mom), so this was plan B.
The pattern is McCall's 5798. I just saw that it's OOP, which is sad, because it's a nice pattern. It's one of those that looks better sewn than it looks in the drawings.
My older girl wanted to design her own outfit. I wasn't so sure of the style she wanted, but I have to admit, it turned out better than I even came close to imagining. She wanted a romper style outfit. Basically we made a pair of shorts and attached a rectangle of fabric to the top of them :)Hints for those making one of these --- For the shorts, you'll have to cut off a bit from the top because you will have no elastic at the top where you normally fold them down. Her shorts were a touch too small, but in general, you'll need a drawstring or elastic at the waist somewhere.
The top was a rectangle (folded the fabric in half and cut across the top and bottom) with loose elastic at the top. The straps cross at the back and snap.