I tried to take the easy way out and just buy the pattern at the store. As luck would have it, they were clean out. So I spent some time looking through those big catalogs trying to find something else that might work. I found a project runway dress. It has various pieces that you can mix and match. It was pretty easy to make, I must say.
And then, since I had decided to make a separate pinafore (why would Alice have one already sewn on her anyways? Where's the fun in that?) I didn't have a pattern for one as impractical as the movie Alice's, or as historically inaccurate. I had to drag out some movie stills online for reference. Since the collar on the project runway dress is bigger than Alice in the movie's, I wound up making the neckline of the pinafore just a little wide. But I made it, all by myself. Without a pattern. Without a clue. Without attending to the packing I needed to be doing instead. And the birthday party planning.
Then, like a miracle of God, she decided, once we moved, to wear the pinafore after all. She has gotten all kinds of things on it, like marker and chocolate milk and regular chocolate and strawberries.