This little poet shirt was inspired by this tutorial by the very talented Kelly at Wild Wandering (formerly sewinginnomansland). It was quite easy to make and is absolutely adorable in person. Although that might be because Mae is so adorable, if I do say so myself ;)
I used my own bodice and skirt pattern, but used the sleeve pattern provided in Kelly's tutorial. The only modification was that I chose to add cuffs to my sleeves because the fabric was a bit too stiff to drape properly. My older kids call this Mae's "giant shoulder" shirt :) That was almost the name of this post, but it doesn't exactly have the same ring to it as "my little poet."
The "belt" around Mae's waist is really a stretchy headband with a hair clip flower attached. It's one of the only things she will leave on, and it looks cute ... works for me!
The back of the dress closes with three "crystal" buttons for just a little bit of sparkle.
You can see from the pictures that a tube of "lipstick" was the only way I was getting these pictures.
There was also lots of chair climbing and shopping cart pushing involved as well :)