I have 3 boys and no girls...so when my sister asked me to make a "birthday party dress" for her girl, I jumped at the chance! I rummaged through my stash and used the bodice pattern from "NEW LOOK #6309 pattern". I wanted to utilize the ribbon-like selvage from my floral taffeta fabric scraps. My scraps weren't wide enough, so I pieced the bodice with a scrap of selvage seamed in down the center front. I then utilized the same long scraps with selvage on one edge and created a triple tiered gathered skirt (bonus...I didn't have to hem the ruffles). I had some other upholstery weight fabric that coordinated, and couldn't resist.... I sewed a jacket from the same pattern...I topstitched the collar and around the facing to give it a more finished look.