I bought 3 different patterns with bloomers to mix and match. My grand baby looks adorable! She started taking her first steps at 10 months, not even a year yet, she is almost running! I wanted her to wear something that would not interfere with her crawling or walking. Dresses are made too long so I thought if I bought her actual size it would look like a short dress, very feminine. The fabrics are a nice weight and quality!