Bella’s Tomboy Dress/ New Look 6884
I adore everything about this dress. It’s a little shirt dress that was a lot of fun to make. The colors are bright and cheery, just right for my happy little 8 year old girl.
I finally got to see her in it today. It was an easy dress but I had to steal a few minutes here & there all week to get it done.
I used New Look 6884. I was attracted to the bright yellow covered buttons. (Covered buttons have been on my learn to do list forever! I’m sort of hoping Rachel over at Once Upon A Sewing Machine will read this and make a tutorial…hint hint, wink)
I chose bright colored buttons for mine too. I think the finished dress is cuter than the pattern cover. To me, it looked like a 90s throwback (which is cool) but all sewed up it looks pretty hip and modern. I was going to add a ruffle but decided it was perfect without it.
The little bow is her design. I’m pretty sure it’s her favorite part.
The pattern also comes with some elastic waist shorts. That’s why it’s perfect for a little tomboy who hangs out with boy cousins every day.
See why the shorts are handy?
Bella ran for her Nikes when the boys came over. That’s my kid alright.
Well, the photo-shoot was about over at this point…there she goes!
This dress was featured at Threading My Way! You can see me brag about it here.