… take lessons!
i am so thankful for my sewing teacher Reina. she is so much more than that though, she is a pattern maker. what does this mean? it means that she can take a garment and show you how to replicate it. i took in a 3-6 mo baby dress that i loved… the neckline was so sweet, the simplicity of the body was just what a little girl should be wearing in the summer heat. Reina helped me make two patterns, one for a 2 yr old, one for a 6 yr old. here is the first dress for Miss Pants, the second will be posted soon as i finish a few things that need to be done by hand. i will soon begin to cut out the pattern for the 6 yr old.
the wonderful thing about making this sort of dress is that in a year she can wear it with white bloomers, and in 2 years she can wear it with leggings. how sweet will that be? how do i know it will likely still fit her? well, according to what i have learned with Reina, little girls mostly grow UP vs getting a whole lot wider. the bodice of the dress has enough room for some growth, but what is more important is the length.