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A little background in case you’ve ever wondered how I decide which kid to sew for, this is the dealeo- Payton is my standard size kiddo and she gets most of the pattern tests because of this. Sophie is tall and skinny and the reason I started sewing for my kids in the first place (hence the blog name). I love being able to custom fit pieces for her. Both girls have totally different tastes which makes it super fun to dress them!
I showed both girls all the pictures I could find under #naplesdress and it was love, love for my playful, girly Payton (You’ll get to see her version next week on the Naples Dress Blog Tour- stay tuned because it’s awesome!).
This one needed a little more convincing and I knew a flowy rayon challis version would be right up her alley.
And boy, was I right!
It’s just edgy enough to satisfy her and still sweet too!
I did the wide bow version and I love the bit of drama it brings.
This is the size 7 a-line tunic length with about 2 inches added to accommodate her height.
I used the bell sleeve piece but cut it on the 2t line to make it not as full and flared.
I don’t think I could love this top anymore- it’s just perfect!!
She’s pretty thrilled with it too and that’s really all that matters.
I love the vintage feel of this pattern and think she looks like she just stepped out of an episode of Three’s Company (haha).
Ok, more pattern details- It comes in sizes newborn to 12 and features a darling bias bound crossover bodice.
There are a few neckline options- a simple bias bow, a button closure, and this wide bow tie. There are also two body options- a-line and gathered.
And you’ve got multiple options for sleeves- sleeveless, two bell sleeve lengths, and wide flowy butterfly sleeves. It also has dress and tunic lengths. AND there’s an 18-inch doll version, holy cuteness (I’ve got one for you next week- eek)!
Options, options, options!
This was one of the quickest photo shoots ever- squeezed in between her orthodontist appointment and play practice. I absolutely adore these pics though and love her cute little braces smile!
Stay tuned next week for the Naples Dress Blog Tour. There are so many amazingly talented bloggers sewing up this pattern. I’m so excited to see what they create and to be wowed with inspiration. Thank you Jenn for such a fun pattern.