Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress
Have you heard the news over at Create Kids Couture? Shannon & Tiffany have been releasing their patterns in tween sizes! The size range is from 7/8 all the way to 15/16. I made Marilyns Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress just in time for Kids Clothing Week!
I’ve been a fan of CKC forever. The extra sweet, boutique style girls clothing makes me want to squish the little children wearing them. My Pinterest boards are full of CKC patterns I want to make for my little niece. (And then squish her.)
I was dying to try the new tween sizes, but I knew I would have some challenges. The main challenge being…my daughter. If you don’t know, my little girl is not a fan of ruffles, sugar, or spice. She’s more of a Legos and BB guns kind of girl. So my Bella chose the Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress for it’s simple design, and we started from there.
Bella loved this bright yellow jersey knit for her dress. The pattern has a wide sleeve that is brought in at the wrist with elastic, creating a ruffle. We tapered the sleeve down to create a straight sleeve, and added about 2″ of length.
The other modification was to remove the bottom ruffle from the hem. I added a bit of length the the hem to make up for the missing ruffle.
Bella styled her Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress with a fur vest, multi-strand beaded necklace, and gunmetal grey cowgirl boots.
So I finally figured out how to get a tomboy into those cute Create Kids Couture patterns! And here’s some more exciting news: Shannon & Tiffany have a line of boys patterns in testing.
I’m probably more excited about this than I should be, since I don’t have boys and all. But casual boys patterns are normally Bella approved as long as the fabric choices are to her liking. And I saw a long sleeved hoodie tee that I want as soon as it’s released! (Tween sizes please?!!) It will be perfect for my daughter and nephews.
You can get this pattern at CKC. I’m so excited my picky brat likes something I made. And it’s such a quick sew! I’m dying to sew the Primrose dress next, but I’ll be borrowing a girly girl for that one. What’s the next thing on your sewing lists?
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