This is one of my favorite dresses. I love the smocking, embroidery, scalloped hem, everything. I also love the sleeves. They are a very different shape. They are very full, but not puffy. They don't droop and look adorable on chubby little arms. This dress is a size 2 and was worn by Katie and Rosie for their second birthdays.
Katie turned 2 when Rosie was just 10 days old. I don't remember how I managed to make this dress, as I was very sick with hyperemesis for most of my pregnancy with Rosie. I do know that if you look at the smocking, you'll notice a few bullion roses are missing! I guess I ran out of time.
Here's a close-up of the sleeve. The pattern piece is almost an upside-down U, with the sleeve very wide, but not very tall and cut in a sharp curve. The bottom of the sleeve is also a curve.