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Of Note, Wren Dress, Starling Dress & ShirtErinComment

It is no secret around here that I am a huge fan of Crewcuts -- JCrew's line for children.  I think they offer an enticingly fresh, modern viewpoint to children's wear at *fairly* reasonable prices.  Their colors are sophisticated and hardly the overly-saturated, sickeningly sweet colors that so many makers of kids' clothes have been ramming down our throats for so long. While I am hesitant to liken our humble beginnings to the goliath JCrew, and I am somewhat loath to tout mass marketing on our site, I will say that I hold them in high regard for their aesthetic and hope Crewcuts will be around for the long haul--at least until my own two children are college bound many moons from now.

Wren-JCrew
Wren-JCrew

So back to my point--a few weeks ago I was perusing Crewcut's spring line up & I was struck by the similarities of their Fleur Dress with our own Wren Dress.  The pleated neckline and simple belt, for example.  And wouldn't that tone-on-tone floral arrangement at the neckline be a cute addition to the Wren?

So, as long as we are on the subject of drawing loose connections between Clever Charlotte and JCrew--weren't we a little surprised to see that the retailer is also offering a "Starling Dress" as part of their wedding collection this season? But I don't think you'll confuse these looks. The JCrew version is $1400!  I assure you, our pattern and sewing kit version is a steal in comparison!

Starling collage
Starling collage

I assure you readers these similarities are just that--mere conincendences, really.  But that doesn't mean I can't still think that we are so cutting edge around here!