Mar 3, 2011

a new dress.

My friend Moriah recently introduced me to Matilda Jane Clothing.  I am SO in love with their fun dresses, tops, and ruffle pants.  Especially their dresses like this one:

and this one:

Look at those little ruffle pants!!

Unfortunately, I don't so much love the price tag on these cutsey clothes.  Even though I am told you can sell these items for the same price (or more) that you paid for them.  That isn't enough to convince me to spend $50 on a dress for a 4 month old.

So I started a little research project:  find a pattern to make one of these sweet dresses.  I found this shop on Etsy and bought their apron knot dress pattern.  The pattern was $7 and was very thorough - 26 pages e-mailed to me shortly after I purchased it.  I spent less than $10 on fabric.

It was a little tricky (took me 3 hours).   The pattern includes sizes 6 months through girls 11/12 (and a matching doll dress pattern!) so I have a feeling I'll be making this dress many times over the coming years.  Hopefully next time it will go a bit faster.

And now for the little model... you're getting 3 pictures because I just couldn't pick one.  She is too stinkin' cute sitting outside with the flowers.


Jason and Gretchen said...

This is great, she is so cute!!! Good job on the dress, it is adorable!

Becki said...

Wow! That's great!