5and10 Designs basic dress (and a BLACK FRIDAY sale!!)


birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

first off, Happy Thanksgiving! (For all the Americans out there)

We finally took some updated family photos a few weeks ago. These were the last ones we took.  AHEM. When Charlotte was about 2. 3 years ago. yikes.

Anyways, my dad has become quite the photographer over the past few years (he’s always been into it but more so of late), and I persuaded him to take some shots of our family!

Honestly didn’t take much persuading, of course. He’s a good dad. Lunch at his favorite burger place was the price. (win-win)

(I took the photos of Charlotte in this post)

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

I ended up sewing up a dress for Miss C that coordinated the other outfits together (I’ll post our family pics another day!)

I used our 5&10 Designs Vol 1 pattern-just the basic dress with cap sleeves. (that are covered by her sweater, lol)

I sewed it up in a 4T and lengthened the skirt. Also added width to the skirt panels for some more gathers.

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

Besides the fabric wrinkling a lot, it’s pretty much PERFECTION.

I adore the quirky print (my fave colors, hello!), and the pretty feminine silhouette.

The basic dress from our e-book is the perfect pattern to show off a favorite fabric, too!

I want to make a whole slew of simple but striking dresses now.

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

Charlotte’s WORKING it in these pics! Girl loves to pose!

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

I also made her a felt bow-will be releasing a free pattern and tutorial for that soon!

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

This print. HEART EYES.

birdie 5and10 Designs basic dress

contemplating the meaning of the universe….

ALSO we have a HUGE sale for you all on our e-books, Volume 1 and 2!

Take 30% off with coupon code: THANKYOU through Monday 12/1! Happy sewing!

Black Friday 5and10 Sale Graphic


  1. Oh my goodness, she is such a doll! And that fabric is perfection!

  2. She is too cute! The bow in her hair and the cardigan are perfect with that dress. I love the fabric.

  3. Such a pretty dress, cute photos too!

  4. oh stop she is just soooo cute! that charley harper fabric is just perfect, she was born to wear aqua!

  5. Good gracious she is SO CUTE. Love the dress, too.

  6. she is really precious- and soo much personality! Such a beautiful dress and that fabric is to die for!

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