Let me tell you, it was FUN! I really enjoyed the entire process. It is very satisfying to start with a piece of fabric and end with an adorable dress.
I should tell you that I did have a few problems arise while making this dress. First being the measurements didn't quite work for my daughters size. She isn't your average chunky toddler. I didn't notice the issue until the top was completed and it was HUGE! There was no way I was going to start over so I just made a new seam between the front and back of the sleeve to take it in. It's not perfect, but it works and looks fine to me. The skirt of the dress also proved to be rather large, so before I attached it to the top I just trimmed it down to the size I wanted and made a new side seam. I noted all this on my pattern for future use.
I also found it a bit difficult to get on and off D (mostly off). In the tutorial it shows you how to make a slit in the skirt, to match up with the slit on the back of the top, to help with this. I didn't think it was necessary, as it said it was optional, but I will definitely do it for future dresses.
None of these issues discouraged me. Truth be told, I'm glad these issues did arise because they were a learning experience that will help me with future projects. I am also feeling more and more comfortable with my sewing machine as I accomplish each project. (BTW: I love the overlock foot on my machine!!!)
I'll leave you with some pics of D in the dress. She wasn't particularly happy to be modeling. It was right before lunch and she was getting fussy.
Isn't she ADORABLE!?!?!