Take one girl who would not be caught dead in a dress, plus one first communion.
Add in crazed parents and then mix in the miracle worker.
My sister (who does not have girls), made this First Communion Dress for a neighbor girl.
A nice cotton for the top with a raw silk skirt over a cotton underskirt.
She followed a pattern.
Tips for success.
1. Take tomboy along to fabric store.
2. Make it simple - no fussy trims. Let the fabric speak.