Oooh, I love this little dress. Andrea from Go To Patterns sent me The Anywhere Dress pattern to try out, and it got added right away to my Kids Clothes Week list.
I wasn't sure how this slim-and-straight style of dress would fit Ruby, but it is pretty stinking cute. The pattern was super easy to sew (took less than 2 hours start to finish, including cutting), and confession - this was my first time doing a neck facing. Turns out that's no biggie.
This is the 3T size, cut to the size 5 length. Even with the few extra inches, I'm going to have to work on teaching this girl how to sit like a lady (or sew up some boy shorts to go underneath). At dinner last night she just hiked the whole dress up to her waist so she could sit with her knees up. Classy!
When I asked Ruby what she liked about the dress, she said, "this pink, and this pink," pointing to the two shades. What can I say ... the girl loves pink. I snatched up a few yards of this knit at JoAnn's the minute I saw it, because I knew it would be a big hit.
So there you have it ... a dress you can really "go anywhere" in. I like it with sneakers and think it would be equally cute with some nice sandals for church. And with the pattern going up to size 12, this is a dress Ruby will see in her wardrobe for years to come.