Fold the top piece in half with right sides of fabric together (so that it measures 4 x 5). Sew along both sides, but not along bottom. Turn right side out.
Turn the bottom edge under 1/2 inch and press whole piece with iron.
Fold bottom piece in half with right sides of fabric together (so that it measures 11 x 8). Sew along both sides, but not along top. Turn right side out. Press with iron.
Sew a widely spaced basting stitch along the top edge of the bottom piece about a half inch from the edge of fabric. Pull one of the threads to make a nice even gather. Adjust gather to match the width of the top piece.
Insert the bottom piece into the top piece just past the basting stitch. Pin together. Sew across making sure to sew through all layers of fabric.
Center ribbon over waist seam. Pin, and then sew ribbon over waist, leaving long tails on either end.
Fold edge of top ribbon 1/4 inch two times and pin to corner of top on the inside. Tack stitch in place. Repeat for other corner.
Optional – Add bows or flowers over corners at top.
Optional front pleat- Fold Top piece twice in front and tack in center for gathered bodice look.
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