In the end, I did not make a shirt dress for a little girl; however, I used the principles for making a couple of button down shirts for me. I made the first shirt within a week of the project post, and the second one just yesterday with my sister-in-law.
I tried a mandarin collar for the grey pinstripe on the top, which didn't turn out so well. Fact: A man's neck is larger than a woman's neck. The second shirt has a simple bias tape for the collar. When buttoned up all the way it looks smock-like to me, but I prefer to leave it open. The sleeves I found a bit tricky and I am still not very confident when it comes to proper sleeve construction, but they work.
I had a great time making these and feel good about the "green" aspect!
Posted by Megan at 11:54 AM