Occasionally, I will look to some of my favorite children's clothing collections for inspiration for new sewing projects. Kelly's Kids is one of those collections, and I really liked this dress when I saw it, so I decided to try to make one like it: http://www.kellyskids.com/kkids/spring_11/wmadditm.pgm?ikey=18MCRKD05&zgroup=I&rnd=122308&catref=04A
I started with the same Otto t-shirt pattern that I used for the other playdress, narrowing the shoulder and cutting the opening in the back. The ruffle was made from a doubled piece of fabric and attached to the neckline with the binding. I love everything about it.My version is longer than the original, and it is a little loose on her, but I expect that she will wear it a lot this summer, and maybe even next. It almost looks like a nightgown to me though. I guess it is my fabric choice, but this was another one of the knits that needed to be sewn up before it became too babyish, so here it is.