The pattern is by Heidi from Elegance and Elephants. She always creates the best patterns! Her Bohemian Babydoll dress is one of my all-time favorite patterns. (I've made it three times : here, here, and here.)
Like the Bohemian Babydoll dress, the Mori dress has no back closures. Heidi is a genius at making this happen while still using a woven fabric! I love that the dress comes together so quickly, but still packs a lot of 'cute' punch! This one sews up in just a couple of hours.
I'd definitely recommend sewing the dress according to your child's actual measurements. The dress has a roomy fit and I was glad I sized down on the overall width, while keeping the length. This way, the fit was just right.
I had initially planned to sew the entire dress in this pink (but a bit peachy) double gauze. Then I saw some Pendleton wool on Instagram and decided to instead go with a southwest print for the yoke. This fabric is decidedly not a Pendleton wool - it was from Joanns. But I like this print a whole lot, anyway. :)
I took these photos at a local park and while we were there, we spotted a few deer. The girls were mesmerized by them and Iris kept calling them 'reindeer'. "You can fly back to Santa soon," she'd say.
I liked this pattern so much that I immediately made another Mori dress for Tia. I attempted to take photos of both of the girls together in their new dresses. However, I was shooting in full sun, something I don't do often, and I somehow missed focus on almost every single photo of Tia. That was a bummer because the girls were so cute together, too!
I'm looking forward to sharing her dress soon.