Both the dress and the leggings are from Ottobre 1/2010. The bubble sleeves are unique and the pleats on the leggings are a nice detail. In order for the outfit to be a surprise, I did all of the work while my daughter was sleeping and I was nervous about how or if it would fit. The leggings are a little looser than I would prefer, but they are a good length. The pleats don't match up well because I was in a great big hurry to finish them.
The dress turned out to be a pretty good fit. I used size 98 and added 0.5" in length to both the bodice and the skirt. The neckline is gathered with an elastic casing. It looked too loose when I was making it, but I left it figuring I could adjust it after she tried it on. And, that's what I did - taking about 2" off the suggested length. I think I may have misunderstood the directions for the bubble part of the sleeve. It is supposed to look twisted, but I don't think these look twisted enough.
I love that full, round tummy!
Happy birthday, sweet girl!