Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pretty dresses for a few pretty girls

A while ago it was Easter Sunday, or as it is more appropriately called, Resurrection Sunday. I made my girls coordinating dresses to wear to church. I never got around to sharing them because, well, I'm busy. But, I had a few spare minutes today and instead of folding the mountain of laundry in my room (I'm not even kidding, it's a mountain) I decided to edit these photos and write a blog post.
 Sometimes it's hard to get this one to cooperate for pictures.

There's the smile I know so well! This year I brought out my stash of oliver + s 5-12 patterns and let the girls pick what they wanted me to make. Last year and the year before I suggested patterns and they agreed and then I let them help pick the fabric. This year I wanted them to choose and I gave a few options for fabric and they decided who wanted what. It's fun to see what they come up with and the delight on their faces was evident after I completed the dresses. Love that!
Miss B wanted her dress "LONG" this year. She kept reminding me of that while I was sewing. The Fairy Tale Dress has a longer hem that you fold under a few times so that the skirt is weighed down properly. Instead, I halved what I should have folded under of the hem so she could have a "LONG" dress. Personally, I think it is cuter with a shorter skirt, but I wanted her to be happy. I made a size 6 for Miss B this year.
Leilani decided on a sleeveless Garden Party Dress. This dress is so cute and a really fast sew which is always a good thing for me. She is finally in a size 7, my tiny little gymnast.

This dress is unlined, so it's perfect for the summer heat and has been worn to church quite a few times.

The fabric for both of the girls dresses is from Hawthorne Threads the April Rhodes Arizona collection

Miss B's dress is the Triangle Tokens in Agave and Miss L's dress is the Crystal Arrowheads in Desert Crystal. I have been drooling over this collection for quite a while and I knew I wanted to make something for my girls with it. 

I don't sew much with wovens anymore but it was a nice change from my usual knits. These quilting cottons are so crisp and such a great quality, so easy to sew with.
Sweet girls. :) I'm so happy they have each other.


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