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Dressing for Comfort in the Mamma Can Do It Adalynn

Who loves wearing comfortable clothes? EVERYONE, right?

I love dressing comfortably, but I've never been a fan of wearing tees and yoga pants everywhere... I just like to look a little more "put-together." So, when I made my first Mamma Can Do It Adalynn Dress, it was LOVE. This dress is so comfortable to wear, you'll feel like you're wearing a nightgown. In fact, I asked my mama a few times, "I don't look like I'm wearing a nightgown, do I?" I didn't want to go out looking like I was dressed for bed. HA! But I was assured that I did not look like I was wearing a gown, and I received quite a few compliments on my first Adalynn, so I decided to make more!

Comfortable for All Seasons

You can really dress for ANY season with this pattern. It has long, 3/4 sleeve, and short sleeve options, and if you're handy with pattern-hacking, there are plenty of other opportunities if you use this as a base pattern. 😉

I made my first Adalynn in February. I actually wore it for the first time when we went out for our anniversary! 💓 Since it was February, it was still cool outside. I made the 3/4 sleeves (because we live in Louisiana and we were rapidly approaching warmer weather). I  also wore it paired with tights a lot. It looks great with leggings, tights, hose, or all by itself.

This one is modified a tiny bit to add a nursing overlay panel and a sash! I have a tutorial on Elizabeth's Blog

The short sleeve Adalynn is obviously the perfect choice for warm weather. It's a swing dress, so it doesn't fit too close to the body, which I enjoy when it's hot!

I have made three dresses for myself so far (and one for my sister), and all have been made from Double Brushed Poly. I seem to find all the prints I love in DBP. But, it is not the coolest fabric for the summer. I would also recommend trying a bamboo spandex for breathability, if that is what you're looking for. It would drape nicely as well, and make a great Adalynn! I'm kind of wanting get some to try for this pattern.

Perfect for Any Event

I love a pattern that I can use for almost anything. And, the Adalynn is perfect for pretty much anything. It's comfortable, modest, and practical enough for everyday wear. The knee length is not too short or too long for chasing around toddlers. Make it in a fun DBP print or a bamboo lycra, and you've got an everyday dress. Use a pretty DBP or SBP solid and dress it up with pearls, hose, and heels for church or a special occasion. I have even worn one of my Adalynn dresses for beach family pictures. So many possibilities!

This is what I wore to our anniversary dinner. I have it on with black tights, heels, and pearls. It is slightly modified. Read about it here
And here is where my Adalynn made an appearance in beach photos 😉

A Little About My New Adalynn

I love lemons. Not just the print, although it is cute. I actually love all things lemon. I like lemon candies, baked lemon bars, lemon meringue pie, lemonade, lemon slices in water, and of course lemon fabric. Ha! So when I saw this print at Knitpop, I was IN LOVE. My sister and I always enjoyed having matching clothes, so I texted her a link and said, "Hey would you wear this?" She loved it too, so that's how our lemon dresses came to be. 😉 And it's such a bonus when your sister has the same bust and waist measurement as you...  only have to mess with one copy of the pattern!

Our dresses are the semi-fitted version of the Adalynn. I used double brushed poly (96% poly, 4% spandex). They are short sleeves, and this is the first time I have used the pocket pieces for the Adalynn pattern. I know everyone says they love dresses with pockets, and I didn't think I would, so I had not tried them before. Since the pattern was directional, I had some random scrap pieces to use up. I decided that pockets would be the most logical way to use those. Well, I'm indifferent. 🤣 I love the dress, but apparently don't care about pockets. But they're there if you like them. The instructions for the pockets are fantastic, and nope, if you're wondering, the pockets don't flip out. They stay put, which is a necessity!

Showing off our pockets!

Go Grab It 😉

Are you convinced that you NEED to add this pattern to your pattern stash yet? Go grab it, sew one up, and share it in the Facebook Group! I'm POSITIVE that you'll love the pattern as much as I do! It's such a flattering style on everyone who makes it! Don't believe me? Go check out all of the tester images on the website! You'll be able to see this dress on ANY size you can think of! For real, you can purchase this pattern in four size ranges ranging all the way from newborn to plus size 40, and everyone who wears it is beautiful!

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  1. I do too! I loved it so much when I saw it! 🙂 This was exactly what I had planned when I ordered it too!


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