The first dress I tested was the Holly Days Baby Dress. This is a classic baby dress that goes up to size 36 months. The pattern includes bloomers, but I did not make them as Anne generally wears warm tights under her dresses in the winter. I will make her a spring version in a few months.
The second dress was the Miss Merry. This is a similar dress, but more suited to older girls. It has a longer bodice, and can be made with optional features such as an overskirt, pin-tucked bodice, and piping. I loved this dress, and made two of them for Anne to wear this winter.
The third piece I tested was the Sugar Plum Sweater Dress. This pattern can be made as a dress or shorter as a top. It is made for knits, but can be made with fleece too, which is what I did. Because fleece does not stretch much, you will want to go up a size. I didn't, and the top fits very close.
The final piece I tested is a showstopper. The Tinsel Party Dress is the ultimate princess dress. It can be made with special occasion fabrics and a tulle underskirt like I did, or can be made very simple with regular woven fabrics. It was the perfect dress to visit Santa, even though Anne decided she does NOT like Santa!
I sewed a couple other great Ellie Inspired patterns this fall, and I am currently sewing a couple "new to me" Ellie Inspired patterns for Christmas. Hopefully I will get on here to share them before Christmas gets here! LOL