I went ahead and made up the Fancy Flower Fields tunic from Ottobre 1/2010 (image from magazine in the previous post here) and although it was a size 128 it seemed like it would be ok. But of course it was miles too big so I had to take it in down the sides on Day 5.
It's turned out ok, I think my vague dissatisfaction with it is more to do with the quality of the fabric than anything else. It looks nice but it tends to stay stretched rather than rebounding to the original shape, so I think it will spend a fair amount of time looking baggy despite being taken in down the sides. I love the shape of the hem though and it does look very nice in RL. In this photo the wind has blown it out to the front a bit
I can't quite get my head around the Ottobre sizing - in terms of height she's just over 110cm but all her other measurements are more like a 98 which is two sizes smaller. Are Finnish kids incredibly stocky or something?
The funny thing is that I realised after she got dressed this morning that everything she's wearing bar undies, socks and shoes was made by me! The mess from chocolate icecream on her face, the pastel crayon smudges on the top, and the soy sauce on her leg was made by her.