We were also looking for a sweet little dress that Hailey could wear as part of her Little Red Riding Hood costume. At the first store we went to, they had nothing remotely close to what I was thinking of. I was starting to worry a little about having to sew together a fancy little pinafore. My fears were unfounded because at the next stop we found three dresses that would work out fine. I had a hard time choosing which one would work out best and since the price tags were 1.49, .49 and .49 - I figured I could splurge the two dollars and fifty cents for all three dresses. I mean seriously - I couldn't even purchase the thread, let alone the material to make the dress for that price.
Now I need some help. I posted pictures of Hailey in the three dresses and I am taking a vote. Leave your vote for which one you like best in the comments section at the bottom of the post.
Number 1 -This was the first one I spotted. I think it may not be frumpy enough. It reminds me of a baptismal gown. I actually might dress her in this one for a wedding or something.
Number 2 - I like that the smocking has some dark red that will stand out once she has the cape on. I like the long sleeves because late October in Michigan can be freezing. I don't like that it is a size 4T and still seems a little short. I most likely will have tights on her though. Also don't like the fact that there seem to be coffee or cola stains on the front. I did wash them all once before she tried them on, but didn't notice the stains then so didn't stain stick them or anything.
Number 3 - I love the front with the smocking and the apron. I feel like it is the most in the style of RRH. I am not crazy about the pink stripes. It makes me think of a candy stripper.