I don't really like making things the same twice but J. coveted Thing 2's birthday dress (which Thing 2 has only worn once, by the way) so I decided to make her one. I let her pick out the buttons for the back without telling her what I was making, and, at $7, the buttons cost twice as much as the fabric but she loves them.
It took me ages to cut out as I had just enough material if I jimmied things around and cut each piece out on it's own. It's a size 4 (J. is 6, almost 7) with about 4 inches added (or was it 5?). Anyway, she could have done with another inch but I made it as long as I could with the material that I had. Thankfully it fits and she wore it all day. Hopefully she wears it again but I can never predict. I'm halfheartedly hoping that Thing 2 will decide she wants to match and wear hers but she didn't mention that today (although she did wear the circle skirt -- yay!). Oh well, I have a little niece who *may* wear it -- she's 18 months and is showing signs of having a mind of her own as well so it's not a sure bet ;).