You know those projects that seem simple enough, by all mean should be easy to complete, but for some reason turn into a comedy of errors. That is exactly the experience I had with this little dress. First I messed up a bit pleating the insert and didn't want to fix undo the whole thing. Guess what this is always a bad idea! That lead to the insert not being big enough bc I only smocked the good part. Then I needed to add it to the dress the same way I add them to tee shirts except that I couldn't find my fabric glue and decided to press on anyways. That leaves the back a bit rough though and so I wanted to add a bit of minky to cover the messy bit and sewed it in crookedly twice. I should have just lined the whole front. Oh and by that point I was so fed up that I didn't bother to change my serger thread so you can see the gray showing through a bit at all the seams. If your still here you've made it to the pictures of the finished product.
Fabenmix Olivia pattern for the dress. I've made it a bunch of times over the years and its still my go to for a super plain knit dress.