These pics are pretty awful (I know, I know), but you will at least get the idea of how cute this little dress is. The button detailing, the ruched neckline and back, perfect. I made two of these, one for my daughter and one for my niece for Christmas. I decided against the super formal taffeta Christmas dresses this year and opted for something that could be dressed up or down and be worn through the spring. They are both still wearing them and I'm sure it will fit them through most of the summer too.
I used this gorgeous fabric from my collection. Someone gave me like 4 yards of this beautiful material. I don't even know what it is, but it's AMAZING... I took it to the fabric store to get thread and the best guess I could get from the fabric ladies (who often don't know much) and the women waiting at the cutting counter is that it's some sort of poplin/suiting material mix. It has a lovely sheen to it, stains come off like a breeze, doesn't wrinkle easily, and it's machine washable. Perfect for a toddler.
The Village Frock pattern from Sugar City was definitely worth the investment, and with a 2-6T pattern I'll be making the most of this purchase. I opted not to make the long ruched sleeves due to time and the look I was going for, but I'll definitely try them one of these days. Wish they made it in adult sizes too. I can't imagine a more fabulous maternity top or dress.