Little Girl Dresses // Sewn


This girl. She makes me smile even when a bit of post vacation/end of summer melancholy has settled in. She is also excellent at (self) posing for pictures.

Last week, my mom and I had fun making our own pattern for a few cute knit dresses.  Sometimes the best thing to do is just that–do it! You can learn so much from actually trying something (especially if you have an experienced seamstress nearby).  This is knit she bought in the 90s,  and the dresses turned out pretty cute.

We traced a Tea Collection dress, and had “fun” adding and taking away from the “pattern.” This version uses the sleeves from the Go To Signature Dress by Andrea Pannell from The Train to Crazy.

So yeah. I made her dress. A knit dress. I’m pretty proud of myself, actually, and I have big plans to make about a million more.


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  1. Posted August 30, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    She is darling and so is the dress :)

  2. Posted August 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Super Cute! It was great to meet you. Can’t wait ’til you come back this direction :)

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:36 am | Permalink

      It was so nice to meet you, too, Julie. I sent my mom and her bff there this past weekend. Talk to you soon!

  3. Martha
    Posted August 30, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love the fabric and the style:):)

  4. Posted September 1, 2013 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    What a sweetheart! You did a great job on the dress. :-)

  5. Posted September 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Both are so adorable!

  6. Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Lucky girl to have a momma like you :) sewing such sweet things for her.

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