A summer photo shoot and a little blog design shake up!

Miss Matilda a Cottage Mama pattern

The Miss Matilda Dress and Top pattern by Cottage Mama is one I can comfortably say I will make again, and again. I made my first, a top, out of a soft swiss dot. She wore it frequently all summer long. This is my first dress version. My lovely soon-to-be brother-in-law took these great pictures for us.

We’re rolling out a new banner and making some changes over at the blog (hop over and check it out!) It made me realize, bad blogger- I never shared them!

The Miss Matilda pattern by Cottage Mama

We took the shoes off shortly after this one…and never ever put them back on again.

The Miss Matilda pattern by Cottage Mama

Bunnies? WHERE ARE THE BUNNIES? If you follow along on Instagram this is the fence I saw they pulled down! I’m kind of bummed about it. We’re pretty much out of outside picture taking time here, so I will put off making new picture plans just yet.

the miss matilda a cottage mama pattern

She makes all of my faces. Which cracks me up. She has my eyebrows, in pretty delicate blond form. The dress is darling, and fits true to size. I’m sure I will layer a top and tights under this one so she can keep wearing it a little longer!

the miss matilda a cottage mama patternBare feet are the best!

Alright speaking of dresses who has their kids’ holiday patterns picked out? Girls or boys? I suppose it’s time! I think M will wear her Bumble Bee (there is still time to enter that giveaway) I’m not sure about O, have you seen THIS take on the new Blank Slate blazer? Tempting!

Happy Sewing,



  1. Those are great photos!!! And a gorgeous dress. I have a dress I haven’t posted from summer…I’m saving it fir when I need some extra time to finish:) I like your ric rac on bottom- this looks like Liberty fabric<3
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  2. Oh, almost forgot to tell you; love your header!!
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  3. A darling little dress!!! The colours and the ric rac at the hem look great. Love the new blog design!!!
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  4. The dress is darling, the photos are amazing, and I love the new look. I am not saying the model is adorable as it is obvious… Oops, just said it hehe
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  5. So so sweet. I’m a new reader (and new to sewing) and have been loving your blog!
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  6. Oh, what a sweet dress! The colors and prints are just perfect! I love your new header!
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  7. I love the new website layout! Everything looks great! And I haven’t even begun to think about holiday wear! I do love Heather’s blazer….super cute! It’s hard to plan for us in FL if it is going to be hot or cold on the holidays….who knows!
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  8. The blog looks great! The dress is so fresh and summery. I love the combo of prints!

  9. There’s nothing like a great dress, a lovely model and a sunny day outside… Oh, yes, bunnies! That’s better :)
    I love your new blog layout! So fresh and modern…
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