I love this fabric from Denyse Schmidt, and I still have vague plans to make something for myself out of it. In an uncharacteristically realistic move, I made a dress for L instead. I went on a two month quest to find the perfect dress pattern for the fabric. It took me so long to decide on a pattern that I found myself up at 3am on December 23 trying to finish the dress for L to wear to church on Christmas Eve, piles of unwrapped gifts all around me, cursing Singer's fiendish buttonholer. This vintage Simplicity is as close as I could get in a 4T. It called for a stand up collar, and it wasn't lined (come on!). I also lengthened the hem a skosh.
Fabric: Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls Multi Floral Maple
Buttons: PA Fabric Outlet (on Fabric Row in Philadelphia.) I also got the buttons for J's halloween costume rings there. If you haven't seen their button selection you should.
Bluebird: Eve's Little Earthlings I have a minor obsession with these little creatures, and they were well represented on L's Christmas list.