Simple Life Pattern Co. is a favorite for my girls, especially for dresses. As part of the promo group I had the opportunity to pick this gorgeous Art Gallery fabric and sew up a pretty Piper dress. Fabric and pattern were gifted to us but all opinions are my own.
My oldest is quickly growing out of most children’s patterns so I was happy when she was still able to fit into Simple Life patterns. She’s a good 5-6″ off the chart height-wise but that’s an easy adjustment to make. The Piper pattern comes in sizes 2-12, features multiple lengths and a ruffled or plain bodice. When shopping the Art Gallery site, I steered her towards the rayon knowing that they produce a little more grown-up look than a quilting cotton would. This pretty print is just stunning and we went with the maxi length skirt to really up the drama.
Between the ruffled bodice, wide tank style, and elastic waist, this dress is tween approved! She loved how comfortable it is and that the wide straps hid her bra too.
She’s really looking forward to warm summer days when she can wear this to church. She was a trooper this day and took these pics when it was just 40 degrees! I tried to be as quick as I could and she’s hiding jeans under the dress too, lol! I’m not THAT mean! We had to catch the little bit of sunshine between snowstorms.
The Piper is part of Simple Life Pattern Co’s April challenge Garden Party. The other featured patterns are Newport (you can see ours here), Maggie, Kyra, and Jamiesyn. All of these patterns are 20% through the whole month. To join the challenge, sew up your own versions for a chance to win one of three $20 gift cards to SLPCo.
Sewing one of these pretty dresses is just the right cure for a gloomy day at home!