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Recently, I tested a couple of patterns for Melly of Melly Sews, and can I just tell you that I love them. This one is the Little Bow Pleat Dress. She just released a line of basics for girls. She also has a line of basics for boys. You can buy them separately, or all together.
I really love the style of this dress. It's simple, but with a few extra touches that really make it adorable. I love the stand up collar, and then of course, the bow and the pleat.
I paired this dress with some leg warmers I made. I used the tutorial here, minus the lace overlay.
She loves the dress too. She was so excited after I cut it out. When Daddy got home, she had to tell him that Mommy was making her a new dress. This is significant, because if she doesn't like something, there's really not a lot you can do, short of bribery, to get her to wear it.
The fabric came from Fashionable Fabrics. It's Wild World Atlas in Carnation by Jenean Morrison. I won a gift certificate in a giveaway, and this was one fabric that I picked.
Good news for everyone who made it this far. Melly is offering a discount code for mama says sew readers. You can get 20% off anything in the pattern shop with the code MAMASAYS. Also, go to her blog to find a discount code for the entire girl's collection. The first 75 buyers get 50% off.