I tried to use as many fabrics as possible from my stash, which in this case included a men's dress shirt that I picked up at Goodwill for Calvin. He didn't like the fit but I love the fabric quality and colors (the main bodice one - blue with pink stripes).
I like to recycle, what can I say? It must be the Oregon that comes out in me. I still am infatuated with the simple tied patchwork quilt that my nana made with old (70's polyester) fabrics. I wonder what clothes she made them out of and who wore them. It seems to have more meaning to me than fabric that came from JoAnn's. But the coordinating fabrics did come from there. :-)
I added a lace bottom trim that reminds me of a detail from my childhood, ribbon strung through the eyes of the lace. Sweet. The one thing about this style of dress is it was super difficult to find and decide on coordinating fabrics! I suppose you could simplify and use only a couple but I like the end effect and Etame seems to also. She wouldn't hold still and kept throwing her hands up in the air. Sweet dress for a sweet girl.