Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes for Kitty and the sweet comments about her dress. Here are some photos from the big day. As you can see the dress came out rather short and wide, which is not the ideal fit on my long skinny girl. I am not sure why it came out like that, as I have made this pattern before but this is the first time I have made the version with sleeves, so perhaps that had something to do with it. Anyhoo, it will fit as a top long into the summer so that is a good thing I guess. It is lucky I had a white frilly nappy cover already as you can see that she really needed one and I didn't think to make one that matched.
A few people asked about the pattern and fabric. The pattern is vintage butterick 9682 and the fabric is a polished cotton from Spotlight of all places! It is lovely to sew with and I will be going back to try and get some more as I would love to make a few more things with it.
Lots and lots of photos ahead. I couldn't resist sharing the ones of Kitty enjoying her birthday feast of chicken sandwiches and cake!