This is the end result:
I have to agree with DH, the shape made for a nice dress. I used a pink paisley cord I think I got at Wal-Mart on the remnant table, so the dress cost me less than $5.
To add length to the dress (this is where the "Franken" part comes in) I used the O+S Family Reunion dress as a template. I matched up the arm holes of the 2+2 and the Family Reunion and bing-bang-boom, 2+2 dress. At first I also used the hem facing of the Family Reunion dress to finish the bottom but I didn't like the way it was hanging so I took it off and finished with a narrow hem.
I can't wait to see it on Piper. I'm sure she will look darling. I have it ready for her to wear to go to the polls to vote today! Speaking of voting. Please, don't forget to go vote (my USA readers). Voting is a privilege we are lucky to have. Make your voice heard today!
After this post was originally posted, we went to vote:
And then Piper got a little action out of her dress:
See, I told you she'd be adorable in it. I really do like the fit of the dress. Piper loves dresses but she's ruff and tumble so she needs a dress that moves. This type of fit with some movement is perfect for her. I see a few more of these in our future!