You've got to love the pinafore dress. Such a simple construction but with a lot of impact. All you need is lovely fabric such as this one. I have a theory about good children's clothes - they need to appeal to the adult in a child's life, but the kids have to love them too. So an easily identifiable image, such as a star, flower, heart, or in this case butterfly makes the world of difference to how much a child connects with a piece of clothing. Add to this the universally loved pink, which is Louisa's FAVOURITE COLOUR IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! And you're on a winner.
Here's Louisa modelling it. It's a little big, and I'd probably place the trim a little higher next time, but I still really like it. She'll probably still get some wear out of it next winter.