Last month when Heidi from Elegance and Elephants was running her Knock It Off Series, I saw this guest post from Jo of Dotta. She did a knock off a cute little dress from Tea Collection and offered the free pattern in a 2T. Just Elena's size!
I found this knit jersey fabric at the thrift store this summer. The black pieces are from an outgrown pair of yoga pants from my teen daughter. The deer silhouette was found on Pinterest, the source of all sorts of wonders. I like that the paisleys look like little leaves for the deer to eat.
|That mess she's watering is asparagus, in case you were wondering.|
I plan on using this pattern again. I love it when fellow bloggers are so generous and share their work with all of us. That is just so cool. (I have a free training pants pattern, by the way if you are need.) I also have some ideas on how to change this dress up a little based on other images I've seen. I've seen some similar dresses where the vertical seams come down deeper and curve and have pockets there. That would be fun. I also think the back is a little dull so I'm thinking of splitting it in half and widening the bottom half to gather it on (and match the front at the side seams of course). And did you see how Dotta embellished hers with paint? It's even better than the Tea Collection original.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!