I was so thrilled to be able to test Cole's Creations new Avonlea dress and matching dolly dress last week! Now, if you're like me, the first you'll want to know is why should I buy this pattern, right? I mean, there are multiple out there with knit bodices and woven skirts already right? Right.
Well Cole's Creations Avonlea dress comes in sizes 1/2 - size 14 so that's a big selling point! The biggest selling point for me though would be that it has a lot more options than most of the other dresses. Because there were so many options not all of them are going to look different from the other patterns. I did the basic long sleeve version with a ruched sash and ruffled skirt. There are also options for basic short sleeves, puffed sleeves, puffed sleeves layered over long sleeves and the skirt can be done with or without the ruffle. The pattern is designed to be much shorter but I made the skirt a size longer and added the ruffle. Kessa loved this length and was very excited about the "twirl factor!"
The patterns are on sale through tomorrow (Thursday 2/26)! The girl dress is just $6 and the doll dress is only $2!!
(how 'bout them zebras?!?! In case you haven't figured it out yet Kessa has a thing for zebras. She LOVES this dress.)
I'm getting a lot better at tying those sash bows too! lol. I'm pretty sure Kessa would wear these every day if I made her enough.
I'm also itching to start making the girls' Easter dresses with this pattern. It's SOOO cute with special occasion fabric!
So what are you waiting for?!?! Go grab the pattern while it's still on sale and whip up some matching dresses for your girly and her daughter so you can get a smile like this from her too!!