The frigid temps this weekend have me longing for the coming Spring days. We got a bunch of fliers and coupons in the mail last week for Carter’s, Osh Kosh, and my favorite to flip through (for kids) -Mini Boden. They all feature cute Easter outfits and the start of summer clothes.
I love the mix of prints and patterns Mini Boden puts together on their kids clothes, especially the girls.
What I don’t love is the price tag. I just can’t bring myself to spend the money on a Mini Boden dress for my daughter that will fit for like 2 weeks (the girl is growing so fast!) and that will inevitably have marinara stains all over it after the first wear.
Which leads me to shopping at Old Navy. I stopped in there a few weeks ago and picked up this dress which was on sale for $8.
Here’s my inspiration:
I cut 4 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of fusible interfacing all in the same size. I applied the interfacing as directed and then sewed two of the fabric pieces together (right sides together) leaving about a 2 inch opening along the top of the pocket. I turned it right side out and ironed it flat. I sewed two straight lines across the top to close the seam and make it look a little more finished. Then I pinned it to the dress and sewed it on using the edge as my guide. Repeat for the other pocket and done!
What do you think? Not a perfect match, but close enough for under $10!