I just sewed my first little girl's dress for my daughter, Mia. I'm not much of a sewer, but this was a great project for me. I first learned to sew years ago when I lived in Japan as a student. My homestay mother and another friend's mother taught me the basics of deciphering a pattern (Japanese patterns too, no less). That summer I made lots and lots of sundresses for myself, but have hardly made anything since. Now I'm back in Japan, where I have access to the most adorable sewing books, and I have a little girl to sew for. Sewing tiny dresses is so gratifying because it is so quick. I envision making this dress in lots of different materials….and will have so much fun experimenting with pockets and other embellishments.