I made these two little dresses as Christmas gifts for my nieces--that is, for my nieces' dolls. A dress and a set of button barrettes for each (1 barrette for them, 2 smaller ones for their dolls). The doll's dress pattern is from Oliver + S Little Things to Sew by Liesel Gibson (love this book--but more about that later). Liesel designed this little doll dress after one of her other dress patterns for a child--and sewing it made me realize I really could set about making some actual clothes for real life people. Except for all that ironing involved with making clothing. There is way more ironing, even when making a simplified doll's dress, than when you make a plushie. And I hate ironing. Mostly because I do not do it well--I always inadvertently iron in creases (see above photo for further evidence), or never seem to really get out all the other wrinkles I am there to get out in the first place. Maybe I just need a better iron or to learn how to iron better or somewhere other than the basement in which to do my ironing--or maybe I just need to keep focusing my efforts on making toys?