I bought this dress for ONE DOLLAR at a local consignment shop.
The two other moms I was with (Ahem...Angelina, Ahem....Debra) turned their noses slightly up when I asked them what they thought of it...
but I had vision, yo! And that patchwork skirt? How could I pass that up?!
Since I learn better by "seeing" than "reading",
here's a little picture tutorial:
In the bottom left photo, I had pinned the ribbon rosette onto a white piece of fabric and then trimmed off all the excess you see as closely as I could so none of the white showed. Then I hand-sewed the flower onto the front of the dress. A little more time consuming than Miss Patience prefers, but fairly easy with very rewarding results! :)