This is a recital dress I made for my grand daughter last fall. She is 3 years old, and lives in our home with her mother. I saw a similar dress I liked on another site, but only had a pattern for a simple summer dress. By adapting the waist to an empire style, and making the white silk roses by hand, it came pretty close. The shimmery black gauzy fabric doesnt seem to show well on my camera. But she looked like a little angel walking across the stage for her very first dance recital.