This March my youngest turned 4 and here is her birthday dress for this year....
I used Simplicity Pattern 1949 with the 3/4 length sleeves.
This isn't the first time I did this pattern (Hand painted Earth Day Dress )...
But it is the first time I did the 3/4 length sleeve.
The pattern is easy to follow and came together quickly. The unique way the pleats cris-cross across the front are my favorite part of the pattern (it is easier to see the pleats in the solid color earth day dress above).
I like the solid color top and sleeves with the print on the bottom, it keeps the dress from getting too busy. I also sewed a large ric-rac ribbon across the bottom of the top yoke because I thought it needed "something" to add visual interest to the top half of the dress.
The back closure is 3 buttons, instead of a zipper, which I find easier to do. So the dress didn't take long at all and turned out to be a great dress for spring.