Ella has been into wearing dresses a lot lately, and especially the kind that she can easily get on and off by herself (you know, so that she can change her clothes 18 times a day… eyeroll).
The new Dogwood Dress pattern from Sew Like My Mom is perfect for that! It’s a simple, quick sew, and it just screams SUMMER to me! I was lucky enough to be a tester for this pattern, and all of the tester versions were so adorable.
The dress comes in two lengths – short and maxi – and three hem styles – straight, side curve (like Ella’s here), and high-low (I made one of those too – keep scrolling to see that one!).
The nice thing about the side curve and high-low hems is that they use a facing, so you can add a pop of color AND you don’t have to hem. Win – win!
(and here comes the 3-year-old pouty face… oh boy…)
For the next version I went with a plain fabric and added some heat transfer vinyl (HTV)… I bought a Silhouette Cameo when it was a great sale price back in April, and then it just sat in the box in my sewing space for a couple of months… I was so afraid to use it! But now that I’ve started, I see a lot more HTV in my future.
This was the tester version of the pattern – the front of the high-low hem has been lowered in the final version, so there is less chance of accidental exposure. 😉
I love the little brother photobomb on this next one… he always has to keep track of where she is. 🙂
Go grab the pattern – it’s on sale through tomorrow, 6/29! You can get either sizes 12mo-8 or 6-16 for $6 each, or get all the sizes for $10.
Here are all the details!