This pattern is great. It's knits, which I love; it goes from 12 months to 12 years; and it has a heap of variations. There are different sleeves, a hood, pockets, a tulle hem and waist elastic or shirring options.
Yesterday I pinned the pleats:
Then sewed them. This was the most difficult bit of the dress I think - making sure these were even...
And I attached the ribbing to the neckline.
Then I got very cross with the overlocker, which wasn't playing nicely. So I stopped.
This evening - my overlocker was in a better mood...or maybe I was. I added the sleeves and shirred the waist.
I only did two lines at the waist, spanning either side of the blue band, because it looked good :)
Then I sewed up the sides:
And then I stopped. I want to try this on the small person to check the fit before I finish the side seams. Plus I have to decide whether to add tulle to the hem. Any opinions on that one?
More once the fitting and decisions have happened!