The pattern was purchased from Pink Chalk Fabrics. They don't have it right now, but it's a Melly and Me (Dee Dee) pattern. The pattern looks long, but really isn't that many pieces and came together well - once I wrapped my head around "gusset". ie, for those of you who have trouble sewing 3D and from pattern pieces, the belly does not go to the bottom of the tail - so don't waste a day of sewing thinking you've got a defective pattern (NEVER happened, ahem).
I'm hoping I end up with some pictures of the little girls with their dolphins - people should ALWAYS send photos of the little ones with handmade gifts, don't you think? - speaking of which - I must share this picture sent to me by Goose's mother -