This little orange outfit was made from the Oliver and S pattern titled "Puppet Show Dress". The curved bodice line, little darts and buttoned sleeve band are details that make it a quality item.
Inspiration to make the dress came from a 50 year old apron that my mother frequently wore when I was a girl. In de-cluttering her house a couple of years ago I discovered the thread bare half apron but decided to hang on to it and incorporate the embroidered parts in a dress for a grand daughter.
So I used those bits on the sleeve band and the collar.
I like the shorts with the little gathers at the leg opening and handmade bias trim. The pattern also calls for two pockets but I chose not to use them in this application.