She did eagerly follow progress all day today! Fortunately it all went pretty simply and I got it done early this afternoon. Result - one happy camper. The light is reflecting a lot from the velour in this pic - in natural light it doesn't look quite as much like a christmas tree.
Keely, if you do want to borrow the pattern I really really really want to watch you figure out the front princess seam/pocket/binding. How's the studying going? If you're reading this you're obviously not doing any!