My Daughter, Mary Poppins
While this dress may not be part of my wardrobe, it was home sewn with love nonetheless. My daughter is very aware of my sewing. In fact, whenever I get the mail she asks if I got a pattern (that's probably a bit concerning). And since Penelope knows I make my own dresses, she has no problem giving me orders for her own wardrobe.
The request in question was a "Mary Poppins dress." THE WHITE ONE. Penelope was very clear about that. I didn't have an exact pattern to go by so I just used the pioneer version from Simplicity 3725. I bought this pattern in size 3/4/5/6 when my daughter was still an infant and assumed it would be forever before she be wearing something created from it. Time certainly flies.
I adapted the pattern by shortening the hem, layering lace and muslin and adding the ruffled bodice. And, of course, the red bows. The hat was made from an old straw hat I had laying around the house and leftover fabric from the dress.
As Penelope says, this dress is "supafra-uh-docious!"