I made this dress for my best friend's daughter. At the time she was maybe 7 or 8. She is now almost 17! I always loved the details. I am obviously obsessed with covered buttons and contrast welting.
I rarely make clothes anymore. I am so used to sewing slipcovers and other home furnishing-type items, that sewing anything else is hard. It takes me an entire day to make, oh say, a pair of pajamas and it drives me crazy that it takes so long. Besides, it truly is cheaper to just buy clothes than to make them. And much quicker.
I also made this Alice in Wonderland costume for the daughter of another friend. She loved the dress so much that she wore it long after Halloween.