Here is version C of New Look pattern 6961. I made this dress in a size 7 with the length of an 8 for my daughter. I decided to add a sash, which was not part of the pattern. I just cut a 6" strip the width of the fabric, sewed it up the side, pressing flat with the seam in the middle back, and knotting the ends. I did a few zig-zag stiches to secure it to the dress.
The pattern called for narrow hems on the bottom of each ruffle. I decided just to turn them under 5/8" and hem with my coverstitch machine. Jersey is a little fussy to work with, and there is quite a bit of fabric to work with on each of these ruffles! This was definitely a time saver for me.
This was my first "V-neck" with stretch knit. I just knew I would be picking my stitches out, but I got it on the first try. I just basted and worked painfully slow with it and that definitely worked for me.
I really think this is a cute, light-weight dress for summer. The leggings are from Old Navy. I have made leggings, but with Old Navy sales and coupon codes, it's just easier to buy them and devote my sewing time to actual outfits instead. I can tell that my daughter likes this already. It's just an easy-to-wear kind of dress!
I'm not sure if you can tell by the picture or not, but there is a little pink in the "Roxy" fabric. We had to choose from my small stash pile of fabrics, and the pink and white stripes seemed like the best option. I like it! I purchased these jersey knits from Girl Charlee fabrics (great prices on knits).