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Couldn't resist this party dress for DD...

(22 Posts)
BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 09:12:16

who will be five in November. It looks even better on that in the picture smile

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 09:13:00

Forgot link in my excitement blush


dexter73 Wed 16-Sep-09 09:14:41

I can't see, just get the log in page! Which dress is it?

dexter73 Wed 16-Sep-09 09:15:47

Take no notice, I can see it now! It's a really lovely dress and your dd will look beautiful.

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 09:15:54

Does this work

It's called Marie Robe and it's by Troizenfants.

MarshaBrady Wed 16-Sep-09 09:15:57

Love Little Fashion Gallery so sure it's fab but can't see dress.

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 09:16:37

Thanks smile

MarshaBrady Wed 16-Sep-09 09:17:02

ok cool x posts can see it. Very cute.

noddyholder Wed 16-Sep-09 09:20:14

That is gorgeous I love that colour.Lovely with grey

bellissima Wed 16-Sep-09 09:26:12

Very sweet.

She will, of course, instantly be invited to a series of soft play, messy art and 'activity' parties until she has outgrown the dress.

Do I sound bitter and twisted?

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 09:28:17

She went to the first party of the school year last Wednesday and her favourite party dress (made by my mother) and her party shoes had got too small over summer. She already had another party invitation for this Saturday, so it was a bit urgent!

Parties here are of the entertainer type, at home. Not much messy stuff goes on!

macherie Wed 16-Sep-09 10:10:56

It's a beautiful colour.

I love little fashion gallery, it's like net-a-porter for children.

Luckily my mum is a genius with a sewing machine, so dd has a fantastic wardrobe of Bonpointesque clothes, otherwise LFG would bankrupt me smile

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 10:43:27

Lucky you, macherie.

My mother is also a wonderful seamstress but she broke her wrist very badly last year and hasn't recovered sufficiently to sew again sad sad sad. TBH, I'm not sure it's going to happen now...

macherie Wed 16-Sep-09 10:58:24

What a shame Anna, I know my mum would be distraught if she could not sew. I hope she just needs more time to heal.

Did she pass her talent to you? Maybe she could teach your dd to sew when she is a little older? It is a fabulous skill to have, and very much a dying art.

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 11:03:02

She taught both me and my sister to sew, and my sister even went on to do a pattern cutting course in her gap year and is currently translating this and Astrid Le Provost's books into English! My sister sews occasionally, but, like me, thinks that shopping for children's clothes in France is more instant gratification. Party dresses and dressing up costumes are worth the work, though.

macherie Wed 16-Sep-09 11:26:19

That website is adorable - thank you for linking to it! The problem for me, living in Dublin, is that it is so difficult to find nice fabric so I buy a lot on the internet now. I shall add that to my favourites smile

DD would love the dolls clothes, too.

But yes I can see your point about shopping in Paris, I think I would succumb to the temptation also.

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 11:33:48

Lots of the Citronille patterns come up really well in Liberty Tana lawn, which is relatively easy to get hold of (and, because they are children's sizes, doesn't break the bank TOO badly). I agree, it's really hard to find nice fabrics these days.

My sister made some matching dresses for her DD and her DD's doll a while back, which is super cute!

posieparker Wed 16-Sep-09 11:35:06

It's a lovely dress.... I'm delighted I don't have to wash that colour though!

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 11:36:03

It's made of silk velvet - dry clean only sad. Mostly the cleaners don't charge me for DD's dry cleaning though as I am such a good customer for adult clothes...

MrsBadger Wed 16-Sep-09 11:48:23

party dresses not so much IMO (dd is a clothes-wrecker) but fancy dress certainly worth making - and it lasts

I have kept, just in case, the plain white robes with shirred necklines that my mother made from her mother's wedding sheets for my sister and me to wear in infant nativity plays - they've been any number of things in the meantime but I suspect dd will get use out of the smaller one pretty soon...

MaMight Wed 16-Sep-09 11:52:31

Beautiful dress. Am tempted to get it for dd as a Christmas dress.

BonsoirAnna Wed 16-Sep-09 12:03:48

There aren't many left on Little Fashion Gallery but there seem to some on Swoon in both black and pink.

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