The Joann's near us is moving and had 70-90% off of everything to clear the old store. I picked up entire bolts of cute corduroy prints and solids and turned some of it into these dresses this week. These two are identical with owls for the under-dress and a dark purple over-dress with applique and trimmed pockets on the left hip. The other one I made last weekend and has a purple under-dress with butterflies printed all over it. Four butterflies are appliqued to the apron and the pocket is entirely butterflies instead of just trimmed.
I love love love the Feliz pattern for dresses. It cuts and sews together super easy and is extremely forgiving to my casual non-pinning, hardly measuring sewing style. And as far as investment of time, the dress grows easily with the child thanks to the elastic and ribbons and eventually becomes a top and/or a skirt (tuck in the straps). Katie can easily get six or seven years of wear out of these!