And it's a success, if I do say so myself. The Princess is pleased and has already requested to wear it to school tomorrow.
I think the contrast center panel looks great. In fact, I have another one ready to go already. I made this one pretty much exactly like the poodle version, except I didn't do any topstitiching- don't think it needs it- and I made short sleeves. I asked the Princess what kind of sleeves she wanted, and this is what she requested. Plus, I thought the short sleeves would take us through the spring and summer. Now I need to make some shorts or capri pants to go with it.
Alright, I'm off to sew some more. So far, this stash reduction thing is fun!