The pattern is fantastic, but I got a little ahead of myself in some places and didn't bother to look at the directions after I cut out the pieces. So I sewed some things closed before I was supposed to and had a "learning experience" that was totally my fault. ALWAYS follow the directions. Lesson learned.
I scored this adorable felt bow at an online sale recently but you can find them here.
It all turned out well, and Abby loved the dress and didn't want to take it off! That alone is a success! I sewed up the 4T size and the neck is a smidge big because she's still only 3 1/2 but I wanted her to be able to wear it for more than a month! We added a cardigan for warmth that never came off so nobody could tell anyway.
The most adorable goof in town. I'm so glad some of these pictures are usable!
The pictures in the pattern show 4 buttons to close, but I only used 3 and had no trouble.
custom made dress in my etsy shop here if you're interested. The colors are perfect for fall and winter, and all year really. I've decided mustard is a wonderful color.