Madeline Dress

Spring poked its head around the corner and very quickly disappeared again here in Paris! In our brief window of sunshine, I got excited and started unpacking our summer clothes that I had stored away over the winter. I came across a super cute dress of Violette’s that I made ages ago, from the most versatile pattern I have ever bought. I have made dresses, tunics and nightgowns based on this pattern from size 6 months to 5 year old, each of them being a success. I think this must also be one of the easiest patterns I know, without buttonholes, smocking or zips. Coco, Violette and I had a lot of fun looking through my little stash of fabrics and choosing some for new summer dresses.

If you are feeling like I did this weekend, motivated to quickly put together a simple but cute little summer dress, I really recommend this pattern! By the way: the photo of Violette was taken by the very talented Monika Elena last summer in the Tuileries Gardens. She is going to be in Paris in May for children’s photo sessions, in case anyone wants to book a session with her!

– Emilie

7 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Esther in Amsterdam | March 22, 2012 | Reply

This is such a great pattern, thanks for reminding me — Sara needs new summer dresses and this looks like something I could easily make myself! Gorgeous photos of Vivi… xxx

2. Courtney in London | March 22, 2012 | Reply

Such pretty photos of Vivi! And I wish you could come over and give me a sewing lesson!!!

3. Lindsey | March 22, 2012 | Reply

your little girl is gorgeous! that dress is adorable. i really need/want to learn how to sew…

4. Emilie in Paris | March 22, 2012

Lindsey, this is a great first sewing project as it is so easy!

5. Amanda from Nubie | March 22, 2012 | Reply

Oooh – will have to dust off the old sewing machine – and give this a whirl – both little girl and dress are adorable !

6. Freida | March 24, 2012 | Reply

Bonjour emilie!
Thanks for the beautiful pics of your dear Violette, I need some pics of that quality, so luminous of my little Charlotte. And I am going to check that pattern out, it HAS to be easy or else I’ll ruin it for sure! Bises. Freida

7. Celina | March 27, 2012 | Reply

Oh wow! I love these photos of our daughter and that dress, too cute. Monika Elena is one of my favorite photographers these days. I wonder if she’ll ever have a photo session in Montreal, or I’ll just have to time my next trip to Paris with hers!!!