Being the overachiever that I am, I decided to do two simultaneously. Hubby picked out the butterfly fabric from my stash (I purchased it at Tall Mouse when Miss M was less than a year old!). The yellow gingham was a high thread-count men's shirt. I had to do some creative cutting to get all the pieces cut out. I'll tell you a secret: the underside of the collar is pieced together since I couldn't quite fit everything!
The pattern is from Ottobre 1/2010, #15. I made the yellow one exactly as directed, and the only things I changed on the other one was lengthening it to just below the knee and leaving off the frill.
To be perfectly honest, the sew along came at a difficult personal time. My younger brother was admitted to the hospital for the third time in a year. He is suffering from pancreatitis due to chronic alcoholism. He was in the hospital a week going through alcohol withdrawal. All the while, I suffered midgrade depression resulting in part from feeling of helplessness and fear for his well-being. I'm glad I agreed to participate in the sew along because I needed that focus and something to do with my hands. It was quite therapeutic!