thanks to Meg (Daysfull on Ravelry) the name of this garment was easy!
meet Roaring Meg - sizes 2-10 years and Roaring Meg Lite - sizes newborn, 6 mths and 1 year (the lite refers to the fact that the first 3 sizes are worked in DK yarn and the remaining 4 sizes in bulky)
The pattern is not ready, but will be available soon (No Riverstone dramas with this baby!)
too damn cute! if I do say so myself.