Princess also had a need for a black dress. Have you ever tried to find a black dress for an infant in a store? Not something you come across often. So I decided to do what any good mother would do...make one :).
For some reason I had a real problem putting her in all black. On a baby it must seemed wrong. But this fabric had just enough color to still be appropriate for the occasion without being too dreary.
I used the Olivia pattern by See Kate Sew. I made the 18 month size since it was the smallest available and just used a bigger seam allowance than suggested (she was only 10 months at the time).
I had trouble getting her to hold still long enough to take decent photos but hopefully these will give you an idea of what we ended up with :).