For Ruby's dress, I choose the maxi length, a flutter sleeve, a shirred waist, and inset pockets. She is on the robust side, so I cut the 3T size in the 2T length, and the fit is just perfect. The Signature Dress comes in sizes 12 months to 12 years(!), so I know I'll be using this pattern for a long time to come.
This is the first long dress in Ruby's wardrobe, and she really loves it - apparently anything in this length qualifies as a "princess dress." At first I was a little apprehensive about sewing a maxi dress for a two year old who spends 75% of her waking hours falling down, but she ran around in the dress all day yesterday and it didn't cause any problems. Hooray!
She especially loves those pockets - especially when I stuff them with a few jelly beans as a photo bribe (not that they work particularly well ... do you notice a theme of back turned, head down shots in this post? I really need to find a more cooperative model).
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