I drafted a pattern for this based on one of Rosa's existing shirts -- first translating it to a tee, and then to a raglan tee (there are many tutorials for this, but I'm pretty sure I used It's Always Autumn's version!). I've actually made two nightgowns for Rosa using this pattern -- perfect way to "stashbust" knit fabric -- so I was already sure that it would fit.
I did add a scalloped Peter pan collar this time. And I totally cheated by leaving the binding exposed, but I thought it worked with the somewhat casual feel of the dress.
A simple pocket for the front:
The gingham fabric doesn't have much stretch, and I didn't want to worry about the neckline being big enough to slip over Rosa's head -- so I opted for a little keyhole opening in the back with a simple ribbon tie:
Of course, matching leggings are a must! I cut out this dress at the same time that I made the afore-mentioned "Boden-ish dress," so I could be sure I'd be able to fit all of the pieces. The leggings are the same pattern, so it was super simple!
I really like the gingham with the floral print -- and while I'd purchased extra of that gingham knit specifically for another Izzy once Rosa grew out of hers, I'm glad I was able to change things up a bit!
Of course, I realized after I bought my fabrics that Rosa has quite a full summer wardrobe -- oops! But there's always room for a good play dress, right? Now, back to the stash! *wink*