Here are two of the Ladies-in-Waiting dresses I built for two sweet little girls.
Originally I use only a swathe of pink ribbon hand-stitched around the waist, but the front chest peice still looked empty. I added in a second row of white ribbon on top of the pink, and then a cross T down the front centreline.
My little actor loved the pink material she found in my stash but I knew there wouldn’t be enough to make a long dress. I cut the sleeves and front panel from crisp cotton fabric to match the weight of the pink fabric.