The pattern is McCall's 8121 (used for Phoebe before) and I added yellow bias-tape ruffles to the bloomers because how could I not?
I recall that I was aiming for a little French girl in the spring, but where my inspiration came from is a mystery to me. So the fabric is a lovely slubby blue cotton - very soft and fine. The dress is quite plain with striped buttons down the back. I used black elastic and more bias tape to make a bright headband to go with it. The flowers are sort-of poppies with their black bias-tape centers.
On Easter, she wore knee socks - I adore the classic look of little girls in dresses and knee socks. She also did wear a black cardi on Easter, too.
But now it's summer! And nobody is thinking about Easter. Phoebe wears her sleeveless dress now with sandals.