Two-year-old Olivia likes dresses best in summer heat -- they are so much cooler -- so I made her a simple, little play dress.
I had forgotten that printed pattern sizes run larger than the sizing of ready-made clothes. O wears a size 2 dress and according to pattern measurements she should wear a size 2 pattern, but when I measured the paper pattern pieces they were inches too large. Instead of cutting according to the pattern information I cut two sizes smaller. Little O doesn't live close enough for me to run over and have her try this on but I have no doubt that it will fit, probably with growing room.
I hope both she and her mom like it. I've found that if mom doesn't like something (book, toy, item of clothing) it doesn't get used and the child doesn't have a chance to choose whether she likes it or not.
I one more little dress to stitch. After it's finished we'll either take them when we visit next or send them along via regular mail.
I'm linking this post to finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, WIPS Be Gone at A Quilting Reader's Garden, and Can I get a Whoop Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Thanks for hosting, ladies.
I hope you have a great weekend!