I made a dress for Rebecca in floral velveteen - the right weight fabric, I figured, for a very wet and still wintry springtime. She wore it for three weeks straight . . . until this weekend, when the weather suddenly turned almost summery - too hot for velveteen.
So, after only 3 weeks of wear, we packed the dress away along with the rest of the winter clothing. But no harm done! I made it a size larger than Rebecca needed this year, so it will still fit her in a few months' time. And you won't ever hear me complaining about warm weather. Or about having to make a proper springtime dress for my girl.
Pattern Notes: this is another Girly Style Wardrobe pattern, which I've previously made in a somewhat unfortunate summer version and in a very successful autumn one. For those of you interested in sewing Japanese patterns, have a look at this great Japanese sewing book series hosted by you & mie, which includes fantastic explanations on how to read and interpret those patterns by Sanae Ishida.