I cut the body pieces from ManiMina's Everyday Dress pattern, finished the arm holes (instead of attaching the pattern's sleeves) and threaded a little circle of coordinating homemade bias tape for the strap into the neckline. I also added a line of the strap fabric to the bottom to give it interest.
And just like that - Hazel had a new summer dress!
I even had time leftover to join Oliver for a 2-hour nap in my bed! Not bad at all.
I accidentally cut things a little short (and tried to salvage as much length as I could by just doing a serged rolled hem instead of turning it under twice). I tried the dress with wide-leg jeans at first (maybe should have tried skinny jeans?) but I like short dresses on little girls and it's just so hot outside, so I eventually decided to go for it with a pair of bloomers and it was super cute!