The pattern is Chanson en crochet by Mari lynn Patrick (one of my favorite designers).
In fact, one of the gals has crocheted this piece before.
While it looks great on adults, I personally thought that the pattern was a little overwhelming on a little gal -- especially that extended lace section towards the hem edge.
Also, I figured a bigger curvature resulting in greater coverage would work for Ms P as little ones tend to be more hyperactive and fling their arms about.
So, rather than to frog and then re-wind the yarn, I got lazy and decided to work from it. Hence you see the side by side comparison.
Here are some of the pattern modifications I did:
- I removed the lowest section.
- Introduced repeats of the collar sections (that involves re-calculating as usual.)
- Added a row of flower motifs.