Very pretty! I love the fabric, the ribbon straps and your gorgeous girls amazing hair!!! Lucky girl!
I've been learning the value of 'by the book' myself. I tended to skip around through patterns saying "that's stupid, I don't need to do this part" and 9 times out of 10 I *did* need to do that part and spent more time ripping stuff up than if i had just read the directions and done what i was supposed to in the first place.
Not that I've completely stopped, that one out of ten times still fuels my feeling that i don't need their stinking instructions on occasion Perhaps when i'm more experienced, that will be the case. But for right now I do better when I stick to the pattern/tutorial instructions!!