I tried the big pattern companies years ago for my daughter and was not impressed with the fit for her. I tended to stay with small pattern companies that are sold at independent fabric stores for the last few years. Now that my daughter is in about a size 8, I thought I might give them a try again.
I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!
This is Simplicity 2436. "Designer Details" I used include the 3/4 length sleeve, pockets, tabs, and piped outside facing. I lined this dress with a simple brown polyester lining, so I changed the order of construction to allow for this. I dropped the bust dart. I am not sure why there is a bust dart in a pattern for an almost 8 year old? The tabs really are aligned, but they don't appear in the picture to be. The fabric is brown cotton corduroy with embroidered flowers all over.
I think this is an adorable dress and may even make a summer one later. I think this pattern may be discontinued from Simplicity. Too bad, it was a great fit.
Isn't she cute!