I decided to go with the regular dress length, capped sleeves since I'd never made sleeves quite like that before, a shirred waist (I've finally have conquered shirring, YEAH), and inset pockets. Peyton really wanted it maxi length but I wasn't sure if that was a good idea for a very active four year old, but today I saw this pattern review and will do a maxi next time!
The fabric is by Robert Kaufman and is a print of Ann Kelle's. I bought it at my local fabric store. I made the size 6 and it fit her great, she wears this size in store bought clothes. (She's a tall girl) She still has a bit of a round baby tummy, though well hidden in this dress, I noticed. So I decided to move the shirring up about an inch from the pattern. Then I did 3 rows down from there, so that the shirring would be above her tummy. That is the only modification I had to make. The directions are easy to follow and there are lots of pictures to help if you get stuck.
I absolutely love this dress, There are so many ways to customize each dress while only having to use one pattern, which I love!
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