I drafted the pattern using my daughter's measurements. The front and back bodice are the same shape, but the back is a bit higher. It was actually quite simple. Unfortunately, I cut the sash wrong and had to add extra to it so it looks a little odd. I was out of fabric to just cut a new length, though. All in all, I think it looks okay :)
I had this all cut out but managed to get it sewn together during elsie marley's KCW. She's kicking off the summer event soon too. July 15-21.
The straps button on the back. The button is easily moved down to lengthen the straps when she grows.
This is what happened when I told her to stand nicely so that I could see how the dress hung.
The apron is removable. This way it's like two dresses in one! The apron is held on by three buttons. I have some other fabric in this collection and I'm considering making interchangeable aprons.
I felt fancy with the hem and did two lines of this quilting stitch. It seemed to fit the water theme well. Unfortunately, I'll regret this decision when it's time to let the hem down. I'll have to plop down in front of the television with my seam ripper.
It is 3 year old approved!
You can see the whole flickr set here.