Nelle is a super cute Brownie Goose pattern that I purchased from Etsy, right Here. She goes from 6-12m up to a 6/7.
It is a cute little pattern. Her instructions are clean, clean and cohesive. I did sew this a little differently than the directions for my own preference and no fault of the pattern designer. Sometimes we just prefer things to be done a certain way.
Nelle was inspired by a dress I saw at The Children's Place a few weeks ago that didn't come in either of the girls sizes. I took a picture and kept it for safe keeping.. I spotted the Nelle a few weeks ago again and knew it would be perfect for Lily.
Unfortunately it only goes up to a size 6/7, but lucky for me she is skinny so I just added length to the skirt ( I did try the bodice on her before attaching the skirt) and neck elastic. Aside from the steps I changed I did a rolled hem on the top of the skirt and sewed it on top of the bodice instead of with right sides together.
If of course needed a belt. I picked this up at Joann Fabrics, I cut it to her length, and sewed little squares of vinyl to the ends and added some snaps for closure.
I am still debating if it needs something to cover the snaps or if I should just let it be.
It came out just as I had hoped if not better. I love it and recommend giving Nelle a shot, it really is a cute pattern.
This picture is from a reading celebration day at the end of the school year. Avry has on a RabbitRabbit Humming Bird dress, Jack an Ottobre button down and Mud Slide pants from Fishsticks and Lily the Nelle.