Have you found your first day of school dresses yet? I cannot believe in a few short weeks my girls will be back in school! One thing I love to search for is the perfect first day of school dress for each of them to wear. We started a tradition when my oldest daughter started kindergarten. She ended up wearing her new dress on the first day of school, on picture day, and again on the last day of school. We end up putting these dresses to good use, and I plan on continuing this tradition as long as my girls will let me! I LOVE seeing how much they have grown throughout the year. It has made for some pretty amazing comparisons from beginning to end.
Here is my oldest daughter wearing the same dress both the 1st and last days of each school year.
I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite dresses I found this year. I haven’t decided which I will pick for my girls yet, but I better hurry! There are a lot of beautiful dresses out there. I hope this helps you find the perfect dress for your sweet girl. Don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list for deals at all these stores and more. A lot of these items are already on sale, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more went on sale this weekend.
If you are feeling crafty, I will also be sharing some beautiful patterns I found. You will see them on the bottom of this post. Shop around or pick your favorite one below to create your one-of-a-kind dress!
Janie and Jack
Janie and Jack for the win this year! I love every single one of these dresses! These clothes are such excellent quality. You can bet on them to last (especially through multiple wears and washes). They are a little more expensive than other brands, but many of these dresses are going on sale. Click on your favorites and grab them while you still can!
Gymboree & Crazy 8
Gymboree is another company where I find great back to school clothes. Be patient and do not pay full price at this store EVER. They have fantastic sales, and I usually can find awesome deals if I wait. Crazy 8 is a lot less expensive. I like to stock up on basics when I visit this store.
Who doesn’t LOVE Target? I also like to stock up on t-shirts, shorts, and leggings here. If you are looking for an inexpensive dress, then Target has a lot of options. Here are a few of my favorites.
Here are a few more of my favorite places to shop for dresses!
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DIY First Day of School Dresses
Feeling crafty enough to create your own dress? Here are some of my favorite dress patterns for back to school:
Honestly, I love every single pattern on this site. I just bought two of them last week, and I cannot wait to start them! Here are a few that would make a great first day of school dress.
Penelope Dress (I just purchased this pattern. I cannot wait to try it!)
London Dress (this is a freebie!)
Okay, those made me excited! I may have just talked myself into making my girls’ dresses this year. I have a few more weeks, right? We shall see!
If you are in search of more inspiration, please click on my Pinterest boards below. I have many beautiful clothes saved for my girls on the first board. The second board contains hundreds of sewing patterns.
Happy shopping! I hope you find something you love.
I cannot wait to create SEW MANY wonderful things with you!