Now I know why everyone has been raving about peasant dresses. They are absolutely adorable. And very easy to make as well.

Charlotte Dress 5

The pattern I used for this dress is another Mama Stellato pattern and like the raglan tee it was easy to put together and the instructions were simple and very detailed. It didn’t take long either, only a few hours’ work.

Charlotte Dress 9

I love love love love it!

Charlotte Dress 2

I really like the simple detail of the sash on this dress. It not only helps adding a bit of colour or toning the main print down – by chosing a plain print for the sash for instance – on the dress but it also makes the dress fit perfectly around the waist.

Charlotte Dress 6

The pattern only comes with the long sleeves option but it would be easy enough to shorten them up and make a more summery version. This is probably what I will be doing next time actually.

Charlotte Dress 4

And for those of you wondering about how practical the dress would be during playtime or at the park, you can see from the photos that it does not bother Miss P one little bit: Riding bikes? Check! Playing in the ball pool? Check! Climbing up a tree? Check! Running around the backyard? Check!

Charlotte Dress 1

Who said dresses were just for looking pretty whilst sitting quietly on the couch? ;)

Charlotte Dress 7