I haven't sewn or crafted for so long - my crafty post was in March, the embroidery wrapped tangle free headphones. I've been on a roll this week, and I started off by finally sewing the pattern I had cut out in March - the Little Shift dress by Favorite Little Things - times 2! I was worried that the little dress might not fit anymore, but actually they both turned out a bit big which means they will fit next summer too.
I made little SweetPea's dress a size 2 with the size 3 length because both my girls are on the small side. It can be worn the way it's meant to be sans belt, but it is very baggy and the one strange thing about the dress in her size is that the neckline is so big, even though there's a button closure at the back. I'm hoping another size up in growth will fix that. Petunia is 10 and I made her a 9/10 and it's very baggy. It might be wearable without the belt next year, but it's huge. I was disappointed, but then again it'll fit for longer. I tried cinching in the elastic tighter before I fully secured it but it just made the dress hang funny.
The dress is easy to make and the directions are nice and clear, which is good when you're paying a premium for a pattern. The fabric is from my cousin in Tanzania, the same as I one of the Runaround Bag from. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out and the girls love them, so that's a big plus.