This is a new style of blanket dress I've been working on, a bit of a tunic style, as I just couldn't find a pinafore pattern that worked for girls bigger than 4 years old. I know they're out there, I just haven't found them. Anyway, this style does away with button holes, which suits me. Button holes are certainly much easier on my new machine (2 years old now), but there's still fiddling with dials and changing machine feet that I'd rather do without. This one has a button and loop fastening at the back, and a sweet hand embroidered doily on the front.
And here we have Jonty enjoying some sunshine on a train track, what a life!