I used the 18 month size of Children's Corner 'Adelaide'. Thankfully I was able to double check the construction of the placket in a box pleat using their helpful on-line video found here: http://www.childrenscornerinc.com/videos.html
To make it Christmassy, I found this silvery star patterned fabric to use on the collar and sleeve cuff.
|Found some star buttons and attached with Sulky silver thread.|
The pattern called for a 3 1/4" hem. I only used a 3" hem and I think it's too short. Oh, well. It can be fixed if need be.
I'd like to make a few more dresses. Maybe some smocked ones. But first I think I had better see if the dresses I've made thus far fit! They are all either size 1 or 18mos. All four have varying hem lengths, sleeve lengths and widths.
I love this dress. I love the pattern and how quickly it went together. When I showed my husband the finished product he thought it looked rather 'Jackie O' looking. And that comment has given me some ideas for the next time I use this pattern.