To make this dress you need a peasant dress bodice pattern - or make your own. I like to wait until the patterns are $1 at JoAnn's fabric then I go crazy! Peasant dresses are perfect if you want a fast way to construct a dress - no buttons or zippers or lining - Yippee! Follow the directions on the pattern for the bodice. I used ones print for the bodice and a different print for the sleeves.
Here are the measurements for the skirt. This is for a size 6-8 girls.
Collect 10 fabrics you want for the skirt. Cut them 8.5" x 20" and sew them together like this:
(forgive the photo, it was about 11:30 at night in my mom's kitchen!)
There will be 5 fabrics on the front and 5 on the back. Sew with 1/4" seams and then zig zagged each seam to prevent fraying - time consuming yes. Sew the rectangles together to form a giant circle that will be the skirt. Press seams to one direction. Sew a gathering stitch along the top of the skirt piece and fit it into the bodice matching side seams. Sew along gathering stitch, zig zag, then press.