The girl's dress is done. Without the red buttons. I think I added enough detail that it doesn't need further decoration.
I really recommend this pattern. It went together well, is easy to execute and well explained. The pattern is for a lined dress, but the lining can be left out easily without making any changes in the sewing, since the neck- and armholes are bound with bias fabric.
I made a size 98 according to DD's measurements. In RTW, 98 would be much too small... Reverse vanity sizing for kids?!
The fabric and notions have all been used in other garments before - the denim from the last fabric market in DS's pants, as well as the striped ribbon; the red polka dot in this girl's dress from last year, and the whale fabric on the Easter dress and bunny shirt. I have enough denim left for a skirt for me. I'd really like a new denim skirt. But how boring!
The whale decoration is self-drafted, and now I have visions of a whole sea-inspired wardrobe floating (!) around my head. So many ideas, so little time...