Worn without a petticoat.
I love that Lily is at an age where kids want to fit in by dressing like their peers, yet she still has her own style.
She is becoming what the media now calls a tween, a new demographic between 9 and 13 and the target of a lot of age inappropriate advertising. Lame shops at the mall with clothing full of sparkles, dumb sayings on the butt of pants, and peace signs all over them cater to this age group.
I don’t know about you, but instead of calling my 9 year old a tween, I like to refer to her as a little girl.
Yes, she might decide it’s dorky to wear her mom’s handmade clothing at some point, but I hope not.
Peer pressure is hard to deal with though, especially in middle school.
Mabel, my 1948 Kenmore.
Runs like a tank.
But very noisy.
I also love the view with the 3/4 cuffed sleeves and the Peter Pan collar.
These dresses were made to be worn with petticoats but that is a bit much for most little girls to deal with nowadays.