Monday, June 3, 2013

Seemingly Smitten Teen/Tween Maxi Dress - Pattern Review

My girls are huge fans of dresses and have both recently requested "long dresses" aka Maxi dresses. You can see Abby's here. When Jenny over at Seamingly Smitten contacted me about a pattern review for the Teen/Tween Maxi Dress the timing couldn't be more perfect. Now I realize that my newly 6 year old is not a Tween, let alone a Teen, but the pattern starts at a size 8 and that's where she is right now size wise. This super easy and beautiful pattern goes up to a size 16 in girls so it will definitely get tons of use. 
There are a few different variations in the instructions for the straps as well as length variations for short, regular, and long sizes. I went with the regular but I should have gone with the short so I had to take a bit of the legth out after she tried it on.
We are a military family and I LOVE red, white, and blue for the summer, not just for the 4th of July. Even better, I found these cottons at Joann's for about $3 a yard making this dress an under $5 project. Woo-Hoo!
Since I think my 6 year old looks way to grown in this dress, here a silly shot to remind me that she's still my little girl. :)

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  1. GORGEOUS...both the model and the dress. Love the fabric you selected and how you paired them together.

    1. Thanks! Red, White and Blue outfits make my heart happy. :)

  2. So fun! I love 4th of July dresses.

  3. Cute! You inspire me to finally get my sewing machine out of its box!