Here is the finished product - dubbed the "bubble dress" but the 2 1/2 year-old. It is a tad big on her, but I absolutely love how it turned out. And I know it will fit this summer - without a turtleneck under it! I am definitely going to make more of these. I think the whole thing, start to finish, took about four hours. Let me tell you, once again, I love my serger! It makes garment sewing so much easier. Plus I love how finished the inside of everything looks. I just need to learn how to serge concave curves now. Anyone have any suggestions? I've got convex curves down, but those nasty inside curves throw me for a loop every time.
The tulle ponytail holder also turned out pretty well. K loved it. Sadly, the poor little thing got stuck with her mother's impossibly fine hair, so ponytail holders are constantly falling out. I love that this one is big enough so it won't get lost at the babysitter's house. I have tulle to make about eight more of these - in every color I could find. You can't beat tulle - I think it was a whopping $1.49 a yard.