Because it costs so little to make dresses for Halcyone ($6-12) at her current size, and because I LOVE to sew for her, I made quite a few dresses this summer. My favorite patterns are still Oliver + S.
I used the Ice Cream Dress pattern for this one. It is probably my favorite dress from the summer. I will certainly be making more of them. I'd love to figure out how to make it long-sleeved for the fall. I used some Lucy's Crab Shack fabric and embellished the dress with some thick embroidery thread top-stitching. The part on the yolk I actually substituted for just sewing with the machine.
The other dress was from the Croquet Dress pattern. It was a little trickier to sew. It is a bit big in the neck still for my petite little girl, and the elastic in the waist came out too tight to look the way I was hoping. I'm going to open the elastic casing up and add a few more inches. I'm guessing this dress will fit better on a bigger girl. I added a little folded piece of the striped skirt fabric in at the yolk to help tie the whole thing together.