The pattern was really easy to follow and it took me about three to four hours all up to complete. The outer material was from two pillowcases I picked up from the op-shop for 50c each and the lining around the neck, the pockets and the ties were created from one fat quarter that cost about $3.50, so this little darling cost a whopping total of $4.50 all up! Heidi has been so kind as to offer this pattern for free on her site, but I found it so easy with such a great result that I am definitely going to purchase a couple more. I'm thinking of trying the super cute bubble shorts next time. Oh and most of her patterns span sizes from tots to young girls of about eight years so poor Stella just may get a different one each year!