I made the smallest size (2T) included in the pattern, but Mae has such narrow shoulders that a smaller size bodice probably would have fit better. I think next time I make it, I will just use a narrower seam allowance around the neck to keep the dress from sliding off her shoulders.
I made a couple of small changes. The most obvious one is that I added a front off-centered opening to the dress. Mae really (and I mean really!) hates clothes that are tough to get on over her head. And her version of tough to get on includes pretty much anything that is not stretchy enough that Gracie can wear it too! The only other changes were to add bands the sleeves and the hem for extra length ... and to the pockets to match the sleeves and hem. It gets pretty cold here in the winter, so the best dress is the one that meets the top of your boots so nothing is exposed to the weather. Longer dresses also hide long johns pretty well :)
Update: Go here to learn how to make your own front opening Sally Dress
Please ignore both the frown and the car key in the next picture. This was the only close-up I have of the front of the dress. Great (or even mediocre!) pictures are often difficult to come by with your average two year old, and Mae is no exception!
I adore these giant pockets! Mae isn't very interested in them yet, but this dress will fit for a while (possibly a couple of years!) so I'm sure she will find a use for them eventually :)
Mae was really excited to get back to the car. We had only been outside for about five minutes, but I'm pretty sure she's made the association between the end of photo shoots and the cookies in the van :)
Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Denim found here
Gold button - Vintage
Boots - H&M