Avonlea got her first handmade dress from her mama. I made her a romper for her newborn pictures that I will post after I get them back from the photographer, but this poor babe is almost 3 months and is just getting her first dress! Part of the problem is that most patterns start at 6 months... such as this Nelle pattern from Brownie Goose.
This was my first pattern I've made from BG, and I was pleased with it. Many people rave about patterns from this designer, so I had to try one.
The pattern went together easily, and since I was trying to use fabric scraps, I added a band at the bottom to make it as long as the pattern required. I like how it draws out the mustard in the floral print! I LOVE THE COLOR OF MUSTARD! Perfect for fall. :) The arm holes are huge, but i think it will be fine because the weather will be cold by the time the dress fits her and she'll need a long sleeved onesie underneath anyway. Hopefully, she'll also grow a neck soon so she doesn't look like a clown in this ruffle collar. haha
The pattern was easy to follow and the designer's comments made it fun to read. She writes in a conversational style, like she is sitting across the sewing desk, helping you with your project. All in all, I am glad I tried out a Brownie Goose pattern! Here is a link to her shop in case you are interested. Her patterns are an adorable, unique style!