The Zelt dress has been in the back of my mind for quite some time and it’s finally out and ready for the world!   I’ve always loved the shift and tent dresses from the 1960s (and again in the 1990s when I was in grade school) and just NEEDED the Kidlet to have one.  It took a few tried to get it to lay just right but when I came together, it worked wonderfully!    I paired it with an adorable wide fabric headband I made from scraps from the dress which just ups the MOD factor.

We had a teeny tiny window to shoot this in this afternoon and we took it!  It’s been rainy all week and it dried up just enough for the sidewalks to dry off before we got caught in yet another shower.

You can find the downloadable PDF pattern in sizes 6mo to 12yrs HERE!

 

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Hits just above the knees and flairs out in the cutest way!

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She’s so grown up and too cool for photo shoots.

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Showing off some killer ninja moves.  Complete with HIYAs!

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How did this teenager get into my five year old’s body!  Such attitude!  This could be her senior portrait!

ZeltDress-2She was singing Good Ship Lollipop at the top of her lungs here.  It’s the wrong decade but at least we were shooting in the music department’s building on campus and they all got a kick out her performance!