There is something so sweet about cherry print. When I spotted this in Tessuti I couldn't resist it, and even though it's totally unsuitable for wintery June weather a bubble dress for Milla zoomed straight to the top of the to-sew list. It's the Oliver + S pattern and I loved sewing it - it's easy, but with lots of nice thoughtful details. I like the fully lined bodice, and the way that the back placket wraps around to the lining.
Milla is 8 months old and chubby, so I sewed the 12-18 month bodice but made the skirt the width of the 12-18 month size and the length of the 3-6 month size... I don't like long dress on babies. It's a perfect fit, and just the right length for crawling.
The only other change I made was to add some red piping around the sleeves and in the seam between the bodice and the skirt. It's beautiful cotton piping I picked up at a fleamarket in Paris last year.
And the buttons are little wooden ones from the Dalwood Jumble Sale.
I will definitely use this pattern again, I think I'll try the bodice next time with a non-bubble skirt - it wouldn't be hard to modify. I can justify sewing summer dresses in winter because hopefully we'll have some warm weather when we go on holiday in a few weeks, and Milla can wear them then.