It didn't take me long! I came across a blue linen blend dress I'd picked up at the thrift store, and realized it would be perfect for this project. The fabric is unique -- it doesn't look like a traditional linen, but it's not quite denim and not quite chambray. Whatever it is, I like it! It has a marvelous texture and depth. I had a leftover tie from the original dress, which I tied in a bow and attached to the front. Just a little bit of girly flair to dress things up.
I love, love, love the unique bodice of the Izzy top. The little cap sleeves, the button tab in the back, the curved empire waist, the simple and classic style -- I love it all. The bodice is fully lined, which is great. The pattern is simple, but I found it well designed. Not knowing the sizing, I made it up in a 2T to ensure that it wouldn't be too small. It's quite roomy on my 16-month-old, so she should be able to wear it through Spring, Summer, and Fall (and possibly even next spring?). I can't remember if I lengthened the skirt, but it's perfect for Rosa to wear with some leggings underneath.
The little button in the back is one of my favorite details! I found a simple, natural wood button in my stash, which matches the style perfectly. I'm trying to reduce the number of "just in case" items in my home -- but buttons are an exception! You just never know when you'll need that button. Good thing they take up so little space.
I've already made another top with this pattern, in quite a different style. I'll be sharing photos soon!