So the project below is now complete. This is my first true full circle dress. I did a few teired, and larger ruffle dresses, but this is a step beyond those. Keep in mind it is just a wee bit big on my little model (who is as skinny as a 3yr old, as tall as most 6 years olds). So this dress is a 6year old size. I'm confident it would fit a conservatively sized 6 year olds for at least two years. I had to be careful how I worded that.
This was really fun to photograph, and a break from the ordinary in construction.