I'm trying to use my beautiful Chez Ami fabrics instead of saving them forever. They're so much more enjoyable running around on a toddler than hiding in a cupboard.
The Ottobre magazines I have are very sparse on dress patterns for the toddler size. Molly's size 92 now, just at the end of the baby sizes. I like this dress a lot, but I do think it's challenging to find two fabrics that coordinate nicely.
The funny thing about this pattern? It has shoulder darts AND elbow darts. What a great way to get the perfect fit for the 2 year old shape!
I used an orange zipper from stash. I would have loved to use a solid orange for the hem panels, but there's not much orange hiding in my stash. Blaze orange camo, yes. Orange twill, no.
Elbow dart (just above the hem panel)
Floral Dress: Ottobre 4-2004-12
Floral twill: Chez Ami
Unpleasant poly/cotton twill: Mill End Textiles
And a scene from our daily lives: our lake, our daughter, and our plastic chair.
When it does snow, we'll resort to one of the nearby outdoor skating rinks. I love Minnesota's dedication to the Great Outdoors; there are parks and nature areas within walking/biking distance of wherever you live.