I did manage to get around to making a dress for my daughter before Easter to go with the knock-off MJ pants I made her.
The two of us had spent at least 30 min picking out fabrics together when I started this whole venture, and I was thrilled to see it come together into something even remotely resembling the Matilda Jane dress I was sort of modeling it after.
My dress turned out a lot longer than the MJ dress, and you can barely see the pants underneath. But, I still think the outfit is cute and the pants keep my not-so-girly girl from showing her underwear to everyone :)
I honestly think the hardest part of the whole thing was figuring out how to make the little button band up by the neckline. I ended up using some of the knit fabric leftover from the pants and making a lettuce edge on it then sewing it in like the ribbon they used on the original dress. Then I sewed the buttons on. Its a cute little finish that made it all tie together nicely.
Then, of course, I had to make a matching tie for my son - can't leave the big brother out!