Back to School Adalynn Sewing

Hi! It’s Esther Lewis on the blog today, and I wanted to share a little bit about my favorite back to school ideas. The truth is, we actually home school, but I am positive my kids just spend all summer long growing. Even most of the Breezy shorts I made for my baby are soon going to be outgrown!

Side Ruffle Breezy Shorts

(I’ll be especially sad to move these out of Baby’s drawer!)

By the end of summer, nothing fits…shoes, pants, shirts, dresses. Does anyone else experience this?! I always think it’s nice to start the school year off with a wardrobe that actually fits. 🙂

One of my absolute favorite wardrobe staples is the Adalynn dress from Mamma Can Do It. I had noticed that my girls had an excess of dresses…so my next go to is an Adalynn dress shortened to tunic length. I love my little girls in jeans in the fall, so this is perfect! To shorten my daughter’s size 6, I used the length from the size 2. You can measure your child to see where you would like your tunic to fall, but just be careful to keep the A-line style when adjusting your length.  I chose to go with this DBP purple hearts from Knitpop for my first version.

Did you know that Mamma Can Do It carries cut files now? I’m very much a newbie to my die cut machine, but I was super excited to add an extra customized touch to my little one’s Adalynn tunic. I chose the Lady Love cut file to go with the heart theme. I think using silver on a black and purple background was probably a rookie mistake 😉, but my daughter is soo pleased with her tunic that I’ll take it as a “live and learn.” There is an entire adorable section of cut files here on the Mamma Can Do it site.

I think she needs a few more tunic length Adalynns in the beautiful florals that are arriving from KnitPop this week!

If you’ve never really looked into the Adalynn pattern before, it’s a favorite in my family. I think between all of my girls and myself we have at least 11! The A -Line style is so feminine and trendy. <3

It’s not just perfect for Back to school, it’s also perfect for doing what my daughter loves best, butterfly catching!


I’d love to see any Back to School Adalynn’s that you sew up! You can always post your Mamma Can Do it creations in the Mamma Can Do it Facebook Page!

*Fabric and Pattern links included in post are affiliated links.



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