Finally getting around to uploading pics of the dress I made my niece – sorry for the photos, she was running around like crazy and had NO intention of posing.
The dress is a pattern I purchased on Etsy from ManiMina’s shop. That was fun to make and I altered it by adding a band of color around the bottom and the little buttons on front.
Here are pics of the skirt and little tie shirt I made for her as well. I didn’t use a pattern for the shirt or skirt – just went off pictures online and average 2T measurements. The skirt was super easy (seriously – just took half a yard, hemmed the bottom and sewed up the sides. Made a 1″ hem tube along the top and ran elastic through it) and I can think of tons of ways to change it. You can make it reversible, add pockets, contrasting ties, patchwork, stripes, etc… The shirt was actually really easy as well. I think I made both in about an hour or so.
For some reason the picture of her standing makes the dress look super long, I think it’s the angle. It does hit her just below the knees and should be good for next year. She’s almost two and pretty small for her age – 2T is still rather big for her.