Really this is a confirmation dress as she was baptized in a jumper. We in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints baptize at 8. I was asked to make a dress for my niece. They had nothing really specific. So I just had fun. This dress had no zipper or buttons. It just slipped over her head. But she did inform me it was hard to put on :( It should have been a size larger. I followed her measurements and the pattern, but this one unfortunately was a bad fit.
Over all I love how the dress come out. I used a simple polyester satin from Hobby Lobby. I had purchased two different things to go for the waist band but was unhappy with both once I got them home. I am happy with the flowers I ended up putting on.