My mother in law was cleaning out her basement and found her stash of fabric. She showed it all to me and told me to take whatever I want. How do you tell a collector of fabric to take whatever she wants and expect her to not look greedy? I just tried to play it cool and really just take a few pieces. One of the fabrics was this cherry print. I used part of a Simplicity pattern (the same one I used for this dress) for the top, but made the elastic smaller since it was a 2T pattern and I wanted her to wear it now. I eliminated the ruffle at the bottom, lengthened it, added a band, and a pocket. It came out pretty much like I hoped and it was SIMPLE - key for me.