The Sunshine Dress (from Shwin Designs for Pattern Anthology)
Fabric used: a half yard of the yellow. and about a yard of purple. The floral and pink I found locally in the discount section - I am sorry I have no idea what my fabrics are brand wise.
Time: I found the dress to sew up fairly quickly. About 2hours I would say.
Pattern: I found it well written and easy to follow, Step by step photos all throughout. (side note: I LOVE having PDF patterns for a few reasons but a main one is easy directions and more tutorial like directions)
I LOVE the curve to the bodice and how gathered the skirt is!
In the purple version I added about 3 inches to the length and skipped the bottom drawstring I also only did the front pleat on one side for a different look.. In the floral version I followed the directions exactly. I love both equally.
My daughters favourite part of the pattern - the pockets!!!
Sizing: I wish it was down to a 1T size so my girls could have matching dresses for this summer - but i guess that will have to wait until next summer as it only begins at a 2T. I made my girl the 3T which is what she wears in store clothes and I think the fit is absolutely perfect!
Would I make this pattern again: YES! without a doubt! It might be my favourite summer dress pattern for this year.
Oh I can hardly wait until spring shows up and we can take outside pics. I hate seeing 4ish feet of snow on my front yard on the first day of spring!