Back when I was pregnant with Elena, I made this dress for some friends as a baby gift. It was the Oliver + S Puppet Show tunic and shorts. The fabric is Joel Dewberry Heirloom Voile in Opal and a yellow linen. I loved how it turned out so much that I knew I wanted to make a second one for my own little girl. I made the shorts at that time and ordered the fabric, but it just sat there along with all of the other projects in my studio waiting to become reality.
A couple weeks ago, we received a note from daycare that picture day was coming up. I decided it was a good time to make that little top. But I've made the Puppet Show tunic a bunch of times and I hadn't yet tackled the Family Reunion Dress so I decided to make that instead.
This pattern is quite a bit simpler. Fewer pieces. so less matching. The neck is a little wide, but I do really love this design.
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To make it even simpler and avoid problems matching, I cut the back in one piece and used a placket instead of the back button band.