Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kenzie Party Dress Blog Tour



2/18 bebelambs

I am so excited to be a part of the Kenzie's Party Dress Blog Tour put on by Everything Your Mamma Made & More. This dress is gorgeous in any version that you make and so versatile.

It is available in two size groups NB-4t and 5-18.  

There is also an 18" doll dress add-on available

OR you can purchase it all in one bundle at an awesome discount.

It can be made as the "Signature style" with all the flounces.

Or as a simple dress, which makes a perfect fancy party dress.

It has Cap sleeves or the sleeveless option.
I was part of the original testing for this pattern and I have been in love with this pattern ever since. Below is my very first Kenzie. You can read my full review of the pattern here.

This time around I wanted to make a sister set for Spring. I can just picture my girls hunting for Easter eggs in these outfits. I know, I know some of you will see matching outfits as silly or even ridiculous, but I just love them and my girls (ages 4 and almost 7) request them. 
For my oldest, Maddie I made the dress with a simple skirt just as the pattern has it. She like simple comfortable clothes that are easy to wear and still pretty. As you can tell, we don't shy away from color or print around here. :)
She is almost 7, very tall for her age and wears ready to wear 9/10/ This is the size 10 on her and she has enough room that it will still fit her through the summer but it's not baggy.
My youngest, Abby is the complete opposite. She loves attention and extra cutsie outfits. For her outfit I made the sleeveless dress as is and just cut the skirt part at half of the length listed in the instructions. It makes for a super cute, extra full top. The shorts are actually bloomers that are part of the Shortie Nightgown by GYCT that releases tomorrow. 
Abby just turned 4 and is tall for her age as well. She wears ready to wear 5/6. I made her the size 6 to make sure it fits her through the summer as well. She's growing so fast these days.
We will definitely have more of these 'tops' in our summer wardrobe. So cute!
I thought about downsizing the bow but I just loved how sweet the over sized bow looks in the back.
I'll share because I've actually had people stop me and ask. The trick to a perfectly tied bow is to use the 2 rabbit ears method. It keeps the tails even and the 'ears' full. :)
I love that each outfit fits their personality, look great together but aren't too matchy-matchy
I love the candid shots of sisters when they aren't paying attention to what's going on around them.
Today was the first nice day we had all year. It was 45 degrees and sunny. The only spot that you couldn't see the huge snow drifts was the drive way. Sorry for the boring background. Hope the outfits are enough to brighten up the pictures. :)
My girls just got American Girl dolls for Christmas. I can't wait to get the Doll Add-On and making 'Mommy and Me' matching outfits.

Want to get your own copy of Kenzie’s Party Dress & Skirt?  Now until 2/24 use the code “kpdblogtour” on a Kenzie’s Party Dress order of $8.95 or more from & get $1.95 off.  This makes individual patterns just $7 & the bundle with both size ranges AND the bonus doll add on just $12.47.  Limit 1 coupon per person.

Tomorrow's stop is at The Berry Bunch. Stop by and check it out. 

**I am an affiliate of I received a free copy of this pattern in return for pattern testing. All opinions are my own.**


  1. Love them Erin!! I'm definitely trying your bow-tying trick!

    1. Thanks! It was so fun to be on this pattern tour with all you lovely ladies. :)

  2. WOW! Your girls look just as adorable from the front as they do from the back. You are one talented lady. And, I am still loving their hair cuts!

    1. Thanks Amy! The haircuts really do fit them. :)

  3. cute idea, pairing it with bloomers! I love matching outfits too! :)