This is actually the second version I made during testing, and quite different in feel from the first one I made (see it here). That one was more my daughter's taste and though I love it on her, this version is more something I would choose to make.
I was worried that I might encounter some resistance from my more outspoken child, but she really loves this dress. I think it is a combination of the style (what little girl doesn't love deep pockets?) and the animals on the fabric. I am not sure who makes the animal fabric, but the pockets and lining are Cotton and Steel. I am pretty sure I bought both fabrics from Miss Matatabi's Etsy store, where I tend to get a lot of my fabrics. I can't find it in the shop now, but there are lots of other lovelies to tempt you!
I left off the buttons on the flaps, though I think it would be really cute with some yellow buttons. I might go and add some later if I find the perfect ones. But actually I really like it this way as well because you can see the animals on each flap.
I wanted to go with a more "dressy" feel for this version, so I asked her to wear tights and her shiny shoes (they are a little *ahem* beat up by now -- but it's nothing some black marker can't fix, haha). Of course she was ready to oblige (if it meant that I would let her ride her scooter immediately afterwards, which I did).
I made the size 2 again with size 3 for length. I am really happy with the fit, and it looks so cute with the 3/4 sleeves. But now that I have seen more of the sleeveless versions from Day 1 of the tour, I really can't wait to make one for the summer!
Here are the other stops on the tour: