ModKid is having a sew-a-long for the Avery Dress this week, which is one I’ve been meaning to sew for a while. Since it’s the Denim Challenge week at Project Run & Play I decided to make a simple Avery in a dark denim that can be worn with fun leggings all winter.
I picked up some denim with a bit of a stretch at JoAnn for myself and there was enough to make this sweet dress for Bean too. I really like the contrast collar Averys I’ve seen, but I stayed true to letting this be a solid color dress that can be worn with any cardi/leggings combo.
I adore a drop waist (stay tuned for a fun signature look next week) and this dress has the perfect shape. In these pictures Bean had already been wearing the dress for hours so it’s wrinkly and worn and even has a bit of paint on it from the morning activities. But that’s the point right? It’s a cute dress that is comfy to wear so it’ll be worn, hehe.
I really like the long sleeve with the elastic at the wrist. It’s bunched up a bit here, but again she’d been wearing it all day. For the buttons I decided to stay with the simple look and use some with navy centers and a white stripe along the edge. I think it’s just enough of a pop to make the dress more than just a jean dress.
Sadly I think Bean’s most recent growth spurt (that’s two big ones in two months!) has her on the edge of 4t so this 3t dress may not fit her as long as I had hoped. It fits great right now so we’ll just use it as much as we can this fall and then I’ll get a chance to make another one in a bigger size. Are any of you sewing along with the Avery Dress?