My grand plan was for my daughter to model this dress for you. I think I'm going to have to start learning about some pattern modification though, because when I put it on her, my husband started making biblical Abraham/robe references. (It was a *bit* big on her!)
She has a long enough torso for an 18 mo dress, she's just so stinkin' skinny!!! Her legs aren't quite as long either, so I had to hem it pretty high. Maybe by this fall she'll fit it a little better?! The hemming will be a little easier too when she's a confident walker. She still crawls occasionally, so I don't want anything to be really long.The green fabric from my rave on post is the neckline, yoke, and waistband/tie on the dress. The yellow is just so sweet. I don't usually go crazy for pastels, but I just really loved this one. It kind of looks like Spirograph stuff to me.
The buttons at the neckline & on the back are the Jessica Breedlove design - they come in yellow, pink, blue, and green at Joann's. I love them and have been waiting for just the right project to use them.
I even did a blind hem! The last time I did that was a few years ago with LOTS of guidance from my mom. We were making some curtains for my brother's new house. I took some scrap fabric and had to remind myself how to do it, but once I got the hang of it I was on a roll. So easy!