Makinley and I have been looking for a baptism dress and have not been successful. We don't want fruffy, frilly, I'm-going-to-the-prom-even-though-I'm-only-8 kind of dress. So when I found Sugar City's blog I got really excited.
I saw their Village Frock on a site months ago but didn't think my girls would like the pattern. Much to my surprise, Makinley loved it! So I went to purchase the pattern and they were Sold Out! Okay, don't panic. I emailed the company and they said the creator moved to England and thought it would be to hard to reprint and send abroad. I was so sad.
Well, I didn't let it stop me. I went to work to create my own Village Frock. I pride myself on being a copycat. And I must say...I did well for myself this time.
And here is mine.
I really can't get enough of this dress/shirt. I made a mock shirt first...learned some things... then I made this dress. Learned some more things. I think I am ready for the baptism dress. I really wanted to make it out of linen, like the pattern calls for, but she won't wear it till July and I am afraid she'll be too hot. So we'll stick to cotton for now.