One of my favorite RTW kids clothes brand is Boden, I love the vibrant colors and fun prints. Absolutely my cup of tea! One of the things I usually bought from them was their “towelling beach dresses”. You see, we usually spend our beach vacation at one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches, and though I love that place with all my heart I have to admit it gets a bit cold close to sunset. I always take a cardigan or sweater but a cozy beach dress is much cooler. M. just outgrown beyond a doubt her last towelling dress from Boden, wearing it last year was a big stretch already hahahah Poor girl… So I knew I had to buy a new one this year.
But then I saw a photo from NOSH showing a new striped terry that was exactly what I needed to sew one of those dresses myself! Bang! Handmade beach dress it was!
I decided to basically copy Boden’s’ design (sorry I know it’s not right but I just love it as it is). For it I used one of my go to patterns the Rowan Tee from Titchy Threads. I lost count to how many times I sewed this pattern! It’s just perfect.
I made it two sizes bigger than what M. would wear if I was using regular jersey. I wanted a looser fit and also had to take in account the thickness of the fabric itself.
I lengthened it and made side vents, for it to be more comfortable to wear. I should have shortened the sleeves, but as usual forgot and now I’ll say no worries it will last longer… hahah 😉
I think I should make one for me… heheh
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