Thank you all for the nice comments on Cluck Cluck. To answer a few questions:
Thank you BIG TIME, patsjean, I have been thinking about a pattern line. Or just making and selling original Little Dresses on Etsy. Trying to decide, trying to decide....
The pattern is Natalie by the Childrens Corner. I posted a picture of the pattern a couple of weeks ago.
Since the dress is made of 100% cotton, I prewashed and tumble dried all of the fabrics before I cut the dress out. I made the piping myself out of solid red with crochet thread as the filler cord.
One thing I have noticed about patterns from the Childrens Corner is that the necks seem to be cut a little small. I've made more than one pattern from them and I have found this to be true in every case. It may just be me (or the children that wear them may all be Big Necked Children) but I would advise you to make a bodice out of muslin first to check the fit.
From cutting out to sewing on the last button, Cluck Cluck took 4 hours. One hour of that was pure wasted time. As I was marking the buttonholes on the back, I noticed that the chickens were upside down. Yep. I had turned the back skirts upside down and sewed them to the dress. For 15 seconds I tried to tell myself that no one would ever notice. Then for the next 30 minutes I took the dress apart (including all those serged seams!) and put it back together again. Sometimes I think I'll truly stupid. Or way too hard on myself.
So at any rate, I think I could make another one of these in 3 hours. I think I have enough fabric left to squeeze out another one in a smaller size. If I did so, and wanted to sell it, how much do yall think it would bring on Etsy or ebay?
I'm off today YIPPEE! and I have little fishes on my mind......more later. Maybe.
We'll see what develops.