Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Dress: Brownie Goose Nelle Review

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!


  1. What a little cutie pie! I haven't been on your blog for a while. Congrats on number 4! Beautiful family!

    1. haha... I haven't been on my blog for awhile either. ;) Blogging with four kids isn't easy! But my family keeps asking me to start again, so I'm going to try. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It was good to hear from you. I enjoy looking at your pinterest. You have such a pretty style.

    2. I will try to stop by more to see if there is anything new. ;) Like seeing your family grow. I know it is not easy to find that time to blog but it is fun when you do. Keep in touch!

  2. Hey! I tried to respond to your comments but Google is funny about no-reply bloggers and I had to search to find you! LOL! Hope that's ok!?! I love this pattern - I may need to sew it up this summer! Anyway, thanks for the comments on the Knight Hoodie and turtleneck tutorial! :)

  3. Yes! Sorry about that! I updated my email address, but my blog has my old email address, so it's all very confusing with my google accounts. lol I'm a no-reply blogger with my new address, but I can't figure out how to link it up to my blog. Sigh... as you can see, I haven't had much time to spend on blogging lately. Ever since #4 came, I either have time to blog or sew, and I've decided I like to sew much more! I hope to someday return to the blogging world more regularly, though.
    I seriously am going to use that tutorial you posted for the cowl neck really soon! I love it! And I know a little boy who would love a knight hoodie... and my winter boots are getting too worn out, I was just thinking about throwing them away, but now I have a new use for them! Thanks so much for the idea! Will have to check by your blog more often. :)


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