I started PLA3 dresses because I was having a hard time finding quality dresses for for my three daughters. Sadly, I could never find little girl dresses that looked like they belonged on little girls- they were too grown up looking or the fabric was too scratchy or didn't last.
After several years as an avid sewist and quilter, I set out to design and make comfortable, fun, and easy-to-wear dresses for my youngest, preschool-aged daughter.
I get a lot of satisfaction from finding adorable, super soft fabric that washes well and stands the test of time. As a 'recovering research scientist', you can bet, each dress has been thoughtfully designed and tweaked for comfort, fit and ease of care. Although I have a passion for STEM designs, not every girl or her adults appreciate them as much as I do so I strive to find a wide variety of high quality fabric for my dresses. I make each dress myself in my smoke free home studio, often receiving technical advice from the youngest of my "A" girls.
There is nothing better than seeing a girl twirl in a great dress! As a mom, I appreciate easy care clothes that stand the test of time. I also know that little girls play hard- these dresses are for the Active, Adorable and Adventurous girl. I hope you enjoy these dresses as much as I do.
All items are made from domestic and imported fabrics that have been certified by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
(All items are hand made by myself in my home sewing studio in Missoula, Montana. Lab supervision by our trusty Labrador retriever, Rizzo. Technical advising by a very opinionated five year old- "little A". Artistic advising by 'Big A' and 'Middle A'. Plenty of cheerleading by my husband.)