Not as entertaining as mutton busting, but still a fulfilling way to kill a few hours, and my cotton stash is a little bit lighter as a result. Added bonus: a gift for a little person! Pattern is Tropical Lily, and it calls for a finer cotton yarn than I used, so I had to adjust a bit for my gauge.
The pattern also has you make ties for the back closure, but that leaves a big bump behind the back — which nobody likes. I did a small button tab instead.