15 July 2016

An apple dress made by Nanny - Toddler OOTD #40


When I was little my Nanny made me lots of clothes. Practically my whole pre-school wardrobe was made by her. There is one particular item I still remember fondly. It was a knitted bright pink pullover, with a horse at the front. The horse was white with black Dalmatian-like spots - it was from the book Pippi Longstocking. The best thing about the horse was its freely flowing hair and tail. You could pet them and plat them. For a five year old girl that was the coolest thing ever.


homemade red and white apple dress




This apple dress was also made by a grandmother - made for my daughter by her Nanny. I wonder if in the future she will remember this apple dress as fondly as I remember my pink pullover. I wonder if she will remember the apple shaped pocket, and the way the skirt would fly up when wind caught it. And I wonder if she will look back at the pictures and giggle how much the puffy shoulders make her look like a miniature 50's housewife.




nanny plaiting toddler girl hair


apple shaped pocket on a toddler dress




She has lots of dresses made by Nanny, many more. There are beach dresses, going-out dresses, casual dresses, colourful dresses, in fact, all kinda of dresses and she revels in them. She is a real girly girl who loves nothing more than donning on a dress, grabbing her mummy's purse pretending to be 'little mummy' and pinching my Clinique Chubby Stick to dab herself a 'pink mouth'. Like I said, a real girly girl.







And a lucky girl too, isn't she, getting beautiful unique dresses made just for her?





21 comments:

  1. Yes, so lucky! I love the little apple pocket! My mom makes lots of dresses for my girls, too. (In fact both of my posts on Funky Kid Friday this week are dresses made by my mom.) All these girls sure are fortunate to have caring grandmothers making custom outfits for them! - Amy @ http://thegiftedgabber.com

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    1. It really is lovely isn't it, and wow, your girls are very lucky too then! I remember you often have lots of gorgeous handmade clothes for them! I'll have to pop over and check what your mum has made this time :)

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  2. What a talented nanny she has, such a cute dress. I bet she loves having dresses no one else has #weekendtotstyle

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    1. Ah she does, she is such a little madam, she loves dressing up :)

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  3. That is such a beautiful dress, perfect for such a beautiful girl x
    I wasn't into dresses when I was little much to my Grans dismay, lol. She did make me a few dresses- but only until I was old enough to say no and undress myself, ha! xx

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    1. He he poor Gran - but I hope she got to make you other stuff than just dresses :) I think my daughter's Nanny is secretly happy she is a dress-lover as she has been making lots of them for her :)

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  4. Aww wow your daughter's nanny is a very talented lady! It's such a beautiful dress :) #weekendtotstyle

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    1. She is! This is a lovely design as well, and has a few tricky techniques used in it too :)

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  5. Oh wow, that dress is adorable and Nanny is so clever! Loving the pocket, the detailing, everything! Thank you for sharing #WeekendTotStyle

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    1. Ah the pocket is gorgeous, it is my favourite thing in this dress :) It looks so cute and really fits the design :) Thanks for hosting!

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  6. What an amazing vintage cut! You are very lucky to have a nanny making that for you! Looks super cute in the pattern too #WeekendTotStyle

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    1. It is a funky pattern isn't it, and such bright and joyful colours! Thank you :)

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  7. What an adorable dress! I can't believe her Nanny made it - so talented. And your daughter is a total cutie :) #funkykidfriday

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    1. Thank you! She has her moments ha ha. The dress is fab, it is quite unusual too I think!

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  8. This is so beautiful! What a clever Nanny she has - so gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up to #FunkyKidFriday xxx

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    1. Thank you for hosting! She really is a lucky girl to have a clever Nanny like this :D

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  9. Wow what a talented nanny! Such a gorgeous little dress. I love the bright Red and the apple print. She looks so cute in it. The hair bows finish it off perfectly! Thanks so much for linking up :) #weekendtotstyle

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    1. Yeah, the hair bow was a nice little touch at the end, although it didn't last long as I am sure you can imagine. She pulled it out after about five minutes ha ha. Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Oh my goodness, this dress is stunning. Very lucky to have bespoke clothing x #weekendtotstyle

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    1. Thank you! She is indeed a very lucky little girl :)

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  11. I wish I could sew. How lucky your daughter is to have someone to make beautiful dresses like this! x #styleit

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