I made this dress a little bit ago. (I actually entered a little contest so couldn't blog about it before). The fabric was from Joann's Tutti Frutti collection. It was a bit stiffer than I anticipated. Next time I'll use a pattern that's better for stiffer material or a softer fabric.
Anyway, I used Simplicity 5695 again (see here, here, and here). I extended the sleeves a little bit so I could sew a casing for the elastic about half an inch from the edge, giving the sleeve an extra little ruffle.
I used Vanessa's Mini-Boden tutorial featured on Craftiness is Not Optional for the bottom half. If I were making this again (and I probably will b/c I adore the way the pockets are shaped and how they turned out!), I'd make the skirt more a line. I shirred the waistline as directed and it was an epic fail. I ended up sewing a knit band on the inside and making three casings for some 1/4 inch elastic.
I used Susan's Shortcake Knickers pattern again (well, I actually made these first. Anyway), using muslin instead of knit. I added the elastic casing and sewed the lace trim (that I thought was a great buy but was more expensive than I thought).
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