It's the ultimate girl's knit summer dress! Oh how we love, love, love this pattern! It's girly and fun and not too young or old looking! It's just perfect!
I used this oh so soft and gorgeous Stenzo knits from Banberry Place.
Seriously, have you bought it yet? It's WONDERFUL! You could buy a yard and a half of the flowers and a half yard of the accent dots and you would totally be set to make one of these dresses. Of course if I were you I would buy two yards of the floral and a yard of the dots a couple more of the coordinates above because you can use the remnants to mish mash up a new outfit for fall...just saying...you might see that here later...think about it.
My daughter could not wait to wear her dress this morning. She started putting in more orders with me as she was dressing. I am going to have to hold her back a little or it's going to get out of control quickly! Oh well my fabric stash is already out of control so why hold her back? Can I get an amen on the fabric stash?
Patty has the urban funk going on. Not with all her patterns but if you look through her entire body of work a good sampling of them have that urban girl look. Well we are urban gals ourselves so this is such a HUGE plus for us!
We are loving the cute pockets perfect for a momentary iPod Touch rest while we fill up our frozen yogurt bowl at our favorite local froyo spot.
The drawstring skirt with the little tie makes for the cutest little bubble silhouette that just say FASHION to an urban little girl!
And the cute little cut in the back of the bodice gives it a t-back feel which makes for a fun sporty look fitting for a girl that loves family runs, swims and gymnastics. The dress is hardly sporty but the back gives a nod to the active girl that is carted all around town from one gym, to the next pool or river, then out to the parks for evening runs/walks with her family.
Clearly we are loving the Bridget by the uber talented Patty Young. It's sweet and funky and girly but not too mature or baby looking. I mean really how do you find a dress that fits all those requirements these days? It's hard sewing for a girl that is not age four. I can almost visualize your nods and hear your mmm hmms! They don't want to look too young and we most certainly don't want them to look too old or inappropriate. It's something we all struggle with as moms and we have to draw our lines. And all our lines are a little different but they are there and drawn where we feel lead to draw them. We want our girls to share our joy of creating but keep them their age. Part of why we sew their clothes, right!?
All this to say I am so thankful for the many designers out there designing patterns for our girls! We have OPTIONS! Gasp! What a blessing to have options! I have my favorites, you know that by now. I am so thankful Patty Young is one of those designers. So what are you waiting for!?! Get the Stenzo and download the Brigdet! It's time to get sewing!
I am busy testing TWO more pattern for you, sewing Circa bedding, another Bridget and raising children so hang tight! Remember somebody has to do that driving, swimming, walking and running. Hahaha! More to come!