My sister-in-law sent me a link to a baby/toddler dress probably a year ago and asked if I thought I could make something like that. I said, sure, probably, let me look for some patterns I can Franken-pattern together to get it. Then a few months later, I saw The Ava Knot Dress pattern by Pink Poodle Bows. It was almost exactly like the dress she had wanted! So I downloaded the pattern, but since I am multi-fabric-matching-impaired, I gave her the yardage requirements and told her to buy the fabric she wanted and send it to me. Here is the result:
Not anything I would ever have put together, but it was what my SIL wanted, and she is thrilled. When I made this, my niece was about 16 months old, and I used the 18 month size. The feedback I got is that it fits her perfectly right now, but the bodice will likely be too small in the fall. So next dress will be 24 month size, I think.
This was a fairly quick sew. There are no pattern "pieces" - just cutting measurements. (There is a template to cut the armholes out of the bodice pieces.) Everything fit together perfectly, and the instructions were easy to read and follow. I did get confused on one spot, but that's only because I misread the directions. I emailed the designer for clarification and was surprised to get an email back within an hour!
Like I said, my SIL was thrilled with the dress, so I will definitely make more. (The next version is one that I bought fabric for, so it will be more sedate.) I've told her already that I'm happy to make whatever she wants - but she needs to get the fabric, because this multi-fabric-matching is not my style. :)