Here it is! I think it is sewVery adorable, but then again I did spend the better part of a day sewing this together, so I better like it!
The light blue fabric is a Minny Muu Japanese fabric by Lecien and the other is a cotton yellow/white check--both purchased at Textile Fabrics. The Lecien fabric is a little heavier than a normal cotton quilting fabric but seems to have a looser weave to it. I've never had any of their fabrics before, but I've read and heard wonderful things about them. Glad I found this piece and even have a yard left over for another project! I have lots of the yellow check left, too, and I'm thinking Ella may need some pants made out of that.
The original Cherished pattern had different pockets that involved a snap and gathers, but I had a difficult time trying to get them sewn up according to the instructions. After two tries, I decided to just go with this simple pocket instead, and I'm glad I did. I really like the cuff detail I added to the top of the pocket, and I even covered the buttons in the same yellow check fabric.
I received the paper pattern from Lilac Lane instead of the digital version, and it is packaged beautifully and professionally. The instructions were detailed, but I did find myself confused a couple of times which resulted in my having to remove the sleeves and sewing them on the opposite side of the dress. I think this was just my fault.
I cut out the dress by the 4T for Ella who will just be turning 3 in a few months. I'm glad I did because I think a 3T would have been too small for her.
I also won the Cherished for Dolls pattern and the Joy Bag pattern. I can't wait to find time to try these out as well! Thanks again to Melissa at Lilac Lane for the patterns. Please check out her shop.