Thinking Spring with Mini Boden

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. 

It’s cute on its own, but I thought I would try a little Mini Boden hack. 

Here’s my inspiration:

I used some scrap fabric I had from another project to add some pockets. 

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!

This project took about 30 minutes once I picked the fabric and decided on what shape to cut the pockets. For cooler days, I am hoping I can find some navy blue leggings with polka dots.

What do you think? Not a perfect match, but close enough for under $10!

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