You know when unexpectedly fall head over heels with a pattern? Well, that just happened to me and I had to share my joy with you! I always like to make my handmade sews last as long as possible obviously, so when I came across the Apple Tree Patterns Grow with Me Dress I knew I needed to give it a try for Sutton. I've used their grow with me sweatshirts in the past (I even featured them here) and have loved them so I couldn't wait to give this a whirl. Well, let's just say expect to see a whole lot more Sutton in this dress because I'm obsessed!
Like their pants and sweatshirts- the dress is made to last a long time on your child- quite literally growing with them! It's is available in 4 different sizes, 3m-12m, 12m-3t (what I made Sutton), 3-6, 6-9, and 9-13. So most of the sizes you get 3 years of use out of!! How amazing is that?? For the dress, you can choose between a long skirt dress or a short skirt tunic/shirt. For Sutton since she's not quite 12m I went with the short skirt so right now it's a dress but when she's three it'll be more like a shirt/tunic! It has a super cute cross over hood and foldable long sleeve bands. To sweeten the deal there is a great blog post here about how to hack it to have a neckband or short sleeves!
I'm so in love!! the little high low that's built-in is just perfect. It's great in general but even better for holiday fabrics so it's not one year they are wearing them! I made her brothers some cardigans last year sized up so they could wear them this year with the matching red/green combo I bought and hoarded for her. I know I'm biased but how cute are they!?
I'm not the only one that loves the Grow with me dress here are a few more sewn up in Rockerbye! First, this super cute one from Jessica of Poppy Stitches - She modded the hood herself.
I'm loving this one from one of our talented sewist Jess!
Apple Tree Patterns has generously offered us 15% off all Apple Tree Patterns for our readers! Just use the code ROCKERBYE at checkout (does not work on bundles)! So head over and stock up- I know I need the pants in my life! Code good through the 20th of December! They have also offered a pattern to give away to one lucky reader so just enter the rafflecopter below. Make sure you head over to the Apple Tree Facebook Page and give thanks and share your makes!
Happy Sewing and Rocking!
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