Ladies Dresses

Note: Dress prices shown below cover the labor time to make the garment and do not include the cost of materials or shipping.


Tara Tank Nursing Dress

The practically of Catherine's Choice meets the classic summer style of Serendipity Studio's Tara Tank dress. One of our previous customers requested this combination and we thought it would be great to show all of our customers this great option. Custom Tara Tank dresses are available for $72, $82 (maternity), $92 (nursing), and $98 (maternity and nursing).

 Catherine's Choice Dress

Maternity and Nursing dress with  "Easy Empire elegance makes this style wearable throughout all stages of motherhood—pregnancy, breast-feeding and beyond. The high waistline accommodates a mother’s changing figure, while an adjustable elasticized drawstring affords custom fit, tying in front. Side access nursing plackets are concealed beneath the full bodice overlay, eliminating the gaping issue during pregnancy. "
This dress style can be made without nursing access and with a narrower skirt for seasons outside of pregnancy. For more information on this dress style, please see the Catherine's Choice pattern page

Custom Catherine's Choice dresses are available for $92.



(drawstring overlay)


(nursing access)

(Catherine's Choice Dress with plain front and straight skirt)

For more style options available from us please visit the Baker Lane Dressmaking and Design site.

Practically Pretty original design- Ladies House dress $72, maternity $82
This design slips on over the head and has no zippers or functional buttons.
You decide on what type of sleeve you would like, if you would like contrasting trim and what length you would like it to be.

Ladies House Dress with 3/4 sleeves, a peter pan collar, and pockets. 

3/4 sleeve option

long sleeves, shawl collar, button-up front bodice, contrast piping

3/4 sleeves, shawl collar, button-up front bodice, rick rack trim

Classic Housedress with Eton collar, half sleeves, and complimentary fabrics

short sleeves, shawl collar, button-up front bodice

Ladies House Dress (on right) with piping detail on short sleeves, buttons down the front and no collar with v-neck

Eton Collar option with 3/4 sleeves

To order a Practically Pretty House Dress, please specify maternity or non-maternity option, whether you would like it to slip on over the head or button up the front, your choice of collar or plain neckline and desired sleeve style. Thank you!

        We are also able to use patterns from Serendipity Studio, Commonsense Patterns and Sense and Sensibility. Please visit their websites and once you have decided on a style, please contact us with the information requested on the ordering page and also include what pattern you would like us to use and which View from that pattern.   We are able to mix and match any collar option to any sleeve option etc. If you would like something specific but do not see it, please just ask. Please note that we can raise necklines, add sleeves and make any other adjust that you would prefer. We are here to serve you. Just ask.

Also, please browse over at Baker Lane's inspiring images section for more ideas on beautiful options for every season. We do have the capability to make the 'petal princess' dress style and the vest dress style from Elizabeth Lee Designs patterns which are now out of print. If you are in need of an elegant nightgown, we can do that too!

 Classic House dress with 3/4 sleeves, a V-neckline, and a feminine ruffle on the skirt.