This is a GREAT pattern-- easy and quick to sew, versatile, can be every-day wear, and it's really, really adorable. The pattern has two options, a top and a dress length, and then a number of variations that can be added: cap sleeves or sleeveless, a tie bow, faux button placket, top pocket, and skirt pockets. It's also a great opportunity to combine fun fabrics!
The first version I made was the top. I used an upcycled t-shirt for the top, and some vintage hand-me-down fabric for the skirt. I also added the top pocket. It fit perfectly! For the top, it only takes a 1/2 yard of fabric for the skirt, so it's a great way to use up some of the smaller pieces in a fabric stash.
After the top turned out so well I of course needed to make a dress. Once again I used an upcycled tee for the top, and then for the bottom I used this pink fox fabric from Joann's. I had been hoarding this fabric for a number of months, and this finally seemed like a worthy project to use it on-- and it didn't take nearly the yard that it called for, so I still have enough left over for something else.
And one more just because it's so cute:
The pattern was just released today, so go check it-- it's a great project for this weekend!