Can't hold it back anymore!
So many girls and boys sing this song. My daughter is one of them. She loves songs from Frozen, and Let It Go is her favourite. The funny thing is that she actually did not like the movie at all. We were probably the last family on the planet to see Frozen. It was soon after we moved house. We though it would be a nice treat. Little Monkey has already been to the movies once and loved it. However on this occasion as soon as the movie finished she burst into tears and asked if we could go home. She was horrified of a snow monster! Poor thing was so distressed. I felt like the worst mother in the world.
Despite disliking the movie she still enjoyed watching songs from in on YouTube. One day after we finished singing Let It Go for the fifth time in a row I asked her if she wanted a dress like the one Queen Elsa was wearing. Of course Little Monkey said yes!
At about the same I got to test the Desert Rose Dress and Tunic pattern by Caila Made. When I made the dress and showed it to my daughter her eyes widened with excitement and she said, "Let it go dress!"
This was the dress.
I seriously have no idea why my daughter thought this dress looked like Queen Elsa's. When I shared her reaction with other testers we had a giggle. But hey, I was not going to convince Little Monkey otherwise. She loved this dress and wore it until it got too small.
Caila has made a few changes after receiving feedback from testers. It was my first time testing and I was amazed by how much work went into perfecting a sewing pattern! To say that Caila did a great job would be an understatement. Of course I could not wait to sew a dress using the final version of the pattern.
A few weeks ago I finally did it! While she was sleeping I made a new Let It Go dress for Little Monkey using the final version of the pattern.
This is a beginner friendly pattern that offers a few options like the length and the shape of the skirt and the neckline ruffle. Caila has thought about everything. Even if you have never made a garment for a child before you will create a beautiful dress thanks to Caila's clear instructions. If you are looking for a base pattern you can change around, well, Desert Rose is a great starting point. Add patch or in-seam pockets, made the hi-lo skirt, add little sleeves... One's imagination is the only limit!
I chose to make a basic dress. She looks like a little lady in her new dress and a hat :)
I love involving my daughter in the process of creating clothes for her. Once again she chose fabric and buttons for the dress, and your not so humble servant put it together. I have already used this fabric to make a tunic for Little Monkey.
While making dress was easy taking photos of my cheeky model was once again a challenge. Why? Because every time she saw the camera...
...she ran away!
I am pleased to report that Little Monkey loves her new Let It Go dress as much as the first (tester version) dress I made for her.