Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Morgan Dress

I have a new dress to show you today! 

 And here's the best part you can make your own too!

About a week ago I was contacted by Jenilyn at Grits & Giggles to see if I would test out her Morgan Dress pattern.  Ummm... let me think... YES!

Here's what I came up with.

Maggie picked everything out (with just a teeny bit of prompting from mom).  I used a basic brown cotton with teeny tiny white polka dots.  The pattern is for the basic dress and it really allows for endless options fo embellishment so really one pattern can make for many different styles.  It's really versatile.

I decided to add embellishment by adding a white ruffle down the front and 3 big, bright, lime green buttons.  

I think I finally am able to describe my designing/sewing/purchasing style for Maggie as classic/vintage with a modern twist.  Like this dress which is that classic boutique dress that never goes out of style but with the ruffle and especially the color of the buttons it's on trend this season.  I've noticed this also with the colors and fit of Mags' Mod Mod Dress especially the Mod Mod styled with the neon tights and even with the New Glory His and Her's with last seasons trends at JCrew - big bows and pockets mixed with a classic nautical style.  Yeah, I think I'm officially declaring classic but trendy my style.

I really love this new dress and it was very simple to make.  It took about an hour to do even with having done French seams which takes longer (you don't have to do French seams with this dress).  I would say even the most beginner sewer can handle this dress.  I've since made another dress for a gift (which I desperately need to deliver - sorry Alice M.!  I promise soon!) and it was just as cute and easy to do.  I have a feeling I'll be making quite a few more in the future.

About the pattern:

It's a very professional pattern.  The instructions are clear and easy to follow and includes pictures of each step.  Size ranges are 6 months to 4T but Maggie is a 4T-5T and as you can see it fits great.  I can see her being able to wear this dress for many years as eventually a tunic as she grows.  It's very comfy and a nice cool dress for a hot Alabama summer (by the way it was 90 degrees out yesterday).

You can purchase the pattern HERE at her shop, but also make sure you check out her blog, Grits & Giggles too!

Hope you feel inspired to make something fun today!

Thanks for the opportunity Jenilyn!


  1. Very nice! I am sure your daughter will have one in may colors and embellishments! just a thought,vintage sheets or even modern sheets would be real nice:)
    I am off to check the pattern designer thanks.


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