The pattern for this dress came from the Japanese magazine Cucito - Summer 2010 edition. It is easy to wear, easy to play in and easy to make. If she didn't have so many clothes already I would make a tonne of these dresses. My favourite thing is the contrasting fabric on the inside of the hem and front and back panels. No one will ever really see it, but I think it is a nice finish on the inside.
I also wanted to mention a new blog I found, Japanese Sewing Books. It will be an invaluable resource for me and anyone else in love with Japanese craft books!