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I’m really excited to release the first ANAGRASSIA manufactured product: THE DARIA DRESS!
The dresses were made in Chicago, IL and South Bend, IN. Thank you to everyone who worked with me on this project! You all were all incredible and so patient!
The DARIA dress is a modern take on a dress my Babcha created and designed over 50 years ago for my mom (who happens to be named Daria !), which was then passed on to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Not only is this dress undeniably cute, but because of its bohemian style, it can be worn throughout the course of several years as a dress and then as a blouse.
Instead of using a polyester poplin fabric like the material my Babcha used, I updated the dress by using an ivory microfiber from Europe. I also added belt loops & bow to the design.
I planned a photo shoot using all my young nieces and cousins’ daughters for a day that we would all be in the same town. It happened to be a day with 100 degree heat index and humidity that approached 100%. It was a true test of patience for my sister to capture a group of little girls looking at the camera at the same time. (I still think that never happened!!)
The microfiber material is top quality and it is also machine-washable with results, which are a mother’s dream!! During the photo shoot, the girls who ranged in ages from 6 months to 8, as kids like to do, proceeded to smear them with food, red lollipop stains, dirt, and other unidentifiable substances. I was under the impression that they might never come clean.
When I sprayed stain remover and threw the dresses in the machine for a gentle wash, everything came out with the exception of small Sharpie marker dot (which I should’ve poured alcohol on before washing). THE DRESSES ARE GREAT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND EVERYDAY WEAR!
The dress is available for sale in sizes 12mos/18mos, 24mos/2T, and 3T (3T will fit 4T /5T as a blouse/tunic) and available in colors pink/red and blue (color referring to ribbon trim on ivory microfiber).