Such a “deer” little dress

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Daphne was not only unwilling to sit still to model this dress, she also happened to be in the ugliest room in the house when it occurred me to to photograph her before she smashed some sort of dark-colored fruit all over the front of herself at next snack or mealtime. So please overlook the peach bathroom I’ve complained about before (ignoring it is what I try to do, until I learn to lay tile which is SO HAPPENING in summer 2015) and instead enjoy the cuteness of my little fall-colored wiggle worm in her new tunic. When I ran across this Dear Stella Woodland Deer print a few weeks ago I just had to have it. The coloring and general look of my baby just fit exactly right with this print. I wanted to buy a zillion yards and stockpile it and make her wear it to prom and her wedding too, but that seemed unreasonable so I bought a yard and made her a tunic instead. I based it on a pattern from the book Making Baby’s Clothes, which I should get a commission on because I’ve never heard anyone else talk about it but I recommend it all the time. It’s loose enough she can wear it over a long-sleeve bodysuit all winter, and she will, because (unlike for prom) I am still the one choosing her clothes now.

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