Have you heard of Masha and The Bear? I hadn't, not until my cousins asked me to make up a Masha dress for their little daughter's party. Apparently Masha and Mishka is her favorite Russian cartoon, so they planned a Masha themed party to celebrate summer.
Masha's dress is adorably simple. An a-line skirt, and a deep necked bodice made the pattern pretty simple to draft. The hardest part was finding the right trims for the sleeves of the shirt, and the hem of the skirt, which I ended up picking up at Joann's, not perfect matches, but they worked.
As far as materials go, I used a pink suiting fabric for the dress, and a white oxford shirting for the top.
I added a simple button closure at the back of both the shirt and the dress.
She made an adorable Masha, and her little brother made a perfectly cuddly bear.