Don't worry. She hasn't lost a leg- it's just propped up on the wall behind her. This was not the most effective photo shoot ever.
Anyway, my intention from the beginning was to make her a dress to match her cardigan just as soon as I finished knitting it. As you've seen, I'm kind of in love with dress and cardigan combinations lately. I wanted a very vintage look. I wanted her to look like a little 1940s farmgirl. I choose a vintage feedsack reproduction fabric with a small blue and green floral print. The dress pattern is the Geranium Dress by Made By Rae.
I really like this pattern. It fits well. It was detailed and clear. It's really customizable. The only thing was I felt like the fabric requirements were really generous. I have a half a yard or so of fabric left over. Next time I'll buy less.
And there will be a next time. In fact, Anna's is already cut out and ready to sew. I'm also planning a natural linen and navy linen pair for them to wear to school. (The buttons are totally fake. There's snaps underneath. I didn't feel up to buttonholes today.)
She absolutely adores it- especially the pockets. She ran up to everyone at church today and loudly asked "Do you like my new dress?" She then followed up with, "My mommy made it for me." I've trained her well.