I think it's the best so far. A long purple lace over the skirt fabric, and a nice white fine gathered cotton fabric in the center section on the bodice. The side pieces are attached and they are of a very tiny purple and cherry flowers on a fine lawn cotton. The sleeves are decorated with lace. There are "panniers" draped on each side, and a drape over the back section. The panniers are trimmed with lace. Both bodice and jacket open in the back.
Have you noticed how short the skirts are? That is the time period of these style clothes for little girls, which of course Patience comes from. The 1880's is an interesting time frame and I am enjoying making her clothes. But I just love this little dress. The cream dress with the double layer of lace in the skirt is a close match, with some differences. She looks so cute in this dress. Don't you think?