Meanwhile, I had purchased a red/white striped knit shirt off the Clearance rack at Wal-Mart ($2), and it was perfect for creating leggings for Zola to go with her red and white chevron dress.
A while back, I picked up this piece of black and white fabric at a yard sale our friends were having. It had actually been used as a table topper for a wedding reception, so this piece of fabric was neatly hemmed (with fusible webbing) and measured just big enough for a dress for Zola. There was not enough for the length I wanted, so I added the ruffle of red and black dot...and then it begged for an accent near the neckline; hence the rosette!
I really had fun creating all of these things for three sweet little girls...and they will be adorable in every single garment. I still have a few decent-sized scraps that may have to be turned into headbands and bow-ties for Olivia and the boys...we shall see! For now, it's time to think about Thanksgiving dinner and decorating for Christmas!