Back To School Means PICTURE DAY!!!

The Dadaïsme Dress

I’m so excited to take part in my very FIRST blog tour!!!

I’m sad to see summer end but, in addition to the joy of some uninterrupted work time (even the hubby goes back to school now) and getting ready for PICTURE DAY!  Seriously the best part of the fall (I don’t care about pumpkin spice at ALL, for real…) is planning outfits for picture day and hoping they survive until that camera clicks and then they can go off and play in the dirt patch under the swings and get as messy and muddy and full of marker as they wish.

My favorite back to school picture day outfit is understated, frames the face and doesn’t call attention away from that beautiful child!  School photos have moved away from the basic head and shoulder shots to include almost the whole body sometimes!  Crazy!

This year, Girly will wear her new Dadaïsme Dress from our fall collection as she is not a ruffly, frou-frou kind of child.  Blue is her absolute favorite color and I just happened to have some navy poplin on hand for the middle panel and completely lucked out with the Amy Butler side panel prints.  I had to do some creative cutting to get all four panels into the scrap of fabric left over from a project from yore, but I had enough to cut them all and only had the tiniest scraps left over when I was done.  There is nothing on the dress to compete with her smile but has interesting enough lines and shapes to be super interesting and cute.  And it won’t date itself in a few years either.  I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing now that I think about it-what will her kids laugh about when she pulls out her old photos (I know mine get a chuckle from mine)???  Maybe I can just keep her in obnoxiously large bows for as long as she’ll let me…

You can find the pattern HERE.  Be sure to join our FACEBOOK GROUP and share pictures of your own The Eli Monster creations!

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Check out the rest of the Back to School Tour blog tour here at Lulu and Celeste.


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Check out the rest of today’s stops on the tour:

Create 3.5Sew Sophie LynnSweeter Than CupcakesThe Wining WifePaisley RootsThe Eli Monster

15 thoughts on “Back To School Means PICTURE DAY!!!”

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  3. I love the dress and the fabric you used! And that bow is perfect too. This pattern is definitely going on my wishlist. Thank you so much for being on our tour!

  4. Sooooo cute. The dress is absolutely adorable. Looks so versatile. I can totally see it layered into the winter months.

  5. Big bows on little girls, I hope, will never go out of style! Your little lady is very stylish in her new dress and seems to love it! What a hoot to see her having so much fun in the photos!

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