Because it's so inspirational! I was browsing through my photo contacts when I hit upon this number. Sandritocat on Etsy is one of my favorite sellers of vintage patterns. She has an amazing selection for children. But what I like about browsing her flickr photos is that I can get inspired by women's patterns just as much as little girls. So yes, you guessed it. My newest dress was inspired by this very picture.
I love the buttons on the side, it just adds a great twist. I added puff sleeves to mine because they are just so darn girly, and really fit with the look of the dress. I plan on drafting this in a sleeveless style too (in my non-existent spare time).
So this dress opens on the side all the way down to the hem, so it's very easy to put on. It's one of a kind, but only because I don't have enough of that amy butler fabric to do another one. So if you really can't live without it you can beg me for the size you need...hehehe.
The next time I make something that looks like this, I'm thinking of using Anna Maria Horner's drawing room fabric. It'll be pretty bold, so should be fun. Back to the drawing board...