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Matilda Jane Paint by Numbers

I have always jokingly called Sister my little dirt dobber.  She’s a dirt digging, puddle jumping, mud throwing girl at heart.  She’s never been much for frills and lace, or all the things that are considered “girly girl.”  That is, until recently.  She’s taken an interest in having her nails painted, wearing skirts and tutus, and even occasionally allowing me to do something with her hair other than brush it out of her face.  Of course, that is only occasionally.  Since she’s been more inclined to try out the girly girl stuff, I thought it would be neat to try a Matilda Jane outfit out on her.  We received for review a Turtledove Knot Top, a Biscuit Tee that is long sleeved, and Gallery Leggings from the Paint by Numbers Collection.


The Turtledove Knot Top has a chambray bodice with a skirt that is covered in birds.  It is seriously cute.  The Biscuit Tee is as soft as can be.  It fits slightly larger than Sister’s other long sleeved shirts, giving her room to grow.  The Gallery leggings, which are my favorite piece of the outfit, are bedecked with huge hydrangea looking flowers and have a flared bottom with coordinating prints and a cute button detail.

I wasn’t sure what Sister would think at first, since it is not within her typical style.  When she saw the Turtledove Knot Top, though, she was like, “Oh, cute, it has birds.”  I told her that I needed to take her picture in the outfit, and she smiled her little impish grin, then took off flapping her wings, like a bird.  LOL.



“Mom, can I wear this to church?” She asked, as she ran back up to me.  I said yes, and she was very pleased with herself.  Then, “Mom, can I wear this to co-op?”  I said yes, and she smiled.  Then, “Mom, can I play in the dirt in these?”  I just looked at her.  She smiled her impish grin again. I guess she’s still my little dirt dobber.


The Gallery Leggings and Biscuit Tee look super cute without the Turtledove top, too.


By the way, these clothes wash up beautifully.  The colors are true, and I haven’t noticed any shrinkage, though they do say to allow for 3% if dried. How do you measure 3% shrinkage, anyway?

I see more girly girl styles in our future, don’t you?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I saw this top and trousers review on another blog just the other day, But they had a different long sleeved top. I like both the tops, but not do over keen on the bottoms. But your sister looks so sweet x

  2. How cute. They remind me of Holly Hobby back when I was a little girl 🙂

  3. I really wish that I had a daughter! These clothes are super cute!

  4. Oh she is sooo stinkin CUTE! She sounds exactly how my daughter use to be. My girl wanted NOTHING to do with pig tails or nails being painted. But now that she is six, watch out, she is all girly!!

  5. that is the cutest outfit I adore it. Wish i had a girl.

  6. You have a trendy little girl! I love her clothes.

  7. I LOVE this outfit. I wish they made adult versions! I actually think it’s perfect for playing outside b/c it would hide all the dirt 🙂

  8. Wow– this is so so so cute! She is adorable! Totally can’t wait to have a little girl so I can dress her up in these little outfits! Love it!

  9. That’s the problem with little girl’s outfits, they are always too cute. Thy make it so hard to resist them so make it home with bag full of clothes you didn’t intend on purchasing.

  10. Oh my, that is so adorable! How cute! That’s really one of a kind, it would be so cute on my daughter

  11. Those outfits are super cute! Very colorful. I need to try this paint by numbers

  12. I love Matilda Jane clothing for my daughter. They are so colorful and unique.

  13. What a cute outfit! It looks like something my daughter would have liked to wear.

  14. I absolutely love Matilda Jane clothing. A lot of it is comfortable.

  15. This outfit is so cute! My daughter was the same way with the girly stuff.. I think she is more girly than I am now!

  16. Funky print leggings are so in right now! I know my daughter would go nuts for a pair of those! Super cute!

  17. So cute! I love those leggings the best!

  18. I always think 70’s and hippies when I see this. It’s so completely unique from anything out there!

  19. It is completely adorable, and totally not meant for playing in the dirt. 😉 Can’t blame a girl for trying though. 🙂

  20. I have a feeling that there aren’t too many outfits this little cutie wouldn’t rock. But this one is absolutely adorable!!

  21. These are so adorable! Makes me miss having little girls to dress up!

  22. I love this cute little outfit! I need to hurry up and get me a little girl so that I can dress her in cute outfits like that!

  23. What an adorable outfit. I miss my little girly girl, who now only wants t-shirts and leggings!

  24. I love girly girl styles! I’ve seen some Matilda Jane, but it’s really nice to see these pics and read your review. Thanks for sharing!

  25. I’m not sure how you measure shrinkage in clothes, other then if it feels tighter. Good question. I’ve not seen that on a label, now that I think about it,

  26. These are cute! I wish this was around when my daughter was a kid, I would have had her decked out!

  27. What a cute outfit! It looks very comfy & she looks so happy in them 🙂

  28. That is the cutest outfit! I love all the fun colors, she’s adorable!

  29. Cut kid! Cute outfit! All dressed up and places to go that girl! Love it!