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Strawberry Lulu Dress

Lulu Dress in Briar Rose - sewn by Noodlehead

I was so pumped to sew up this dress for my youngest, Emily. Both my girls have seemed to be a bit more interested in actually wearing things I’ve made them or ask me to make things. It usually goes a little something like this, “Mama, I couldn’t find a shirt I want to wear to school tomorrow, you can sew me one and have it ready in the morning, right?” Sure, sounds good kid, I’ll see what I can do. Sometimes in the past that really has happened, but lately I reserve my ‘after the kids are in bed’ time for snacking and watching any movie from the 80s.

Lulu Dress in Briar Rose - sewn by Noodlehead

Anyway, I cut out this Lulu Dress, which I specifically remember practically begging Jess (Craftiness is Not Optional) to send the pattern my way. It’s a dress I knew my girls would like to wear, who doesn’t love a good knit dress for the summer?! It went together pretty quickly in an evening and I even snuck upstairs after I was finished to see if Emily was still awake. Luckily (?) she was and I scooped her out of bed and she tried on her dress. This girl loves to act so silly when she feels comfy in something and she just beamed! The pockets totally sell the dress to my kids who always love toting around something they found in their pocket.

Lulu Dress in Briar Rose - sewn by Noodlehead

I envision a mini fleet of these Lulu Dresses being sewn for my kids, so I’d better get on it. Happy summer sewing everyone!

Pattern: Lulu Dress by Craftiness is Not Optional
Fabric: Briar Rose knit by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics

Lulu Dress in Briar Rose - sewn by Noodlehead

16 thoughts on “Strawberry Lulu Dress

  1. Anna! It’s gorgeous! that fabric is the best. I am so happy to see your Lulu!

  2. liz n. says:

    I would wear that dress!

  3. Ioleen says:

    Beautiful dress and model.

  4. christina says:

    Very pretty and comfortable too, I’m sure.
    Are there measurements listed for the sizes? I’ve looked on her blog and in her Etsy shop but don’t see any. My kid is borderline 8/10 in clothes so I’d need to know before a purchase whether the biggest size is big enough!

  5. Natasha says:

    She’s so cute! The dress is adorable too. Nice work. I love that fabric.

  6. sewingsu says:

    Such a cute little dress, looks pretty but also comfie enough to run around in!

  7. erin says:

    she looks so happy! cutie and cute dress!

  8. Franziska says:

    She has grown really fast I thought. 🙂 A comfy dress is the best for a child.

  9. Rebecca says:

    I love this dress-just perfect for summer! It looks so comfy. I really want to make one now for my little girl! Great fabric too!

  10. Carlin says:

    Great dress!

  11. RobynLouise says:

    What a simple pretty functional design and I love the fabric :)!

  12. kristin says:

    Aw man, look how happy and free and comfy she is! I love it; total summer. Excited to see you sew clothes for your kiddos again, it’s been a while!

    I’ve been jonesin’ to make a Lulu for Em recently; they are great summer play dresses. Thanks for the nudge. 🙂

  13. Cindy says:

    Looks adorable and she loves it!:) I can’t believe how tall she is! Great fabric and great job!:)

  14. Lydia says:

    She looks so grown up and what a beautiful smile she has! I recognize that fabric from Jillian’s crib bedding you made…which I love!!

  15. Regina Roza says:

    Oh my Anna, you have a mini-me! She is a little doll and will be a little stunner when she grows up!
    Beautiful little spirit…

  16. dana says:

    This is really adorable. And I love the photos….especially that last one, running!

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