This little dress is my attempt at making my own pattern to try and make this. I am a little (OK, a lot) embarrassed to allow you so easily to compare my dress with Esa's (from Tea Pony), but go and see. I'll get over it.
I saw it, loved it, and thought, "I wonder if I could make that?", so I gave it a go. The astute among you will see the fatal flaw in my creation immediately- the neckline is wiiiiiide. Yikes. The whole time I was making it, I was thinking, "too small, too small" (yes I am a genius), and then I finished it, and I was thinking, "too big, too big".
So it falls off the shoulders of Miss Jems, but fits Caleb quite well (as a shirt) which I discovered in the few nano seconds he begrudgingly allowed me to put it on him. Poor little man. Anyway, perhaps in a few years I will finish the hem and 4 year old Jems will have a new top. (I will have to finish all the seams inside as well- I was kind of in a hurry to see if it would work out.)
It was a good "learning experience"...but I don't super-like spending an afternoon sewing without a garment for someone to actually wear. Right away.