Dress - The dress was made using Simplicity's 1771 pattern. This entire dress only cost me less than five dollars to make. I was given all of the fabric that I used and even the zipper! I only had to buy ribbon and elastic for this costume. The main fabric for the skirt and bodice was a blue gingham cotton, the front bodice panel was a blue floral cotton and the sleeves and ruffles were made from a white satin. Those ruffles took me forever to make even as the satin didn't want to budget and I broke one of the gathering threads early on. This is a super easy costume to wear! I hope to make some invisible shoes for next time so that I can waltz around "barefoot" and still be protected (somewhat).