… is a whole lot of sewing! I bought some knit material a few months ago and just finally used some of it. Knit is my favorite for kids’ clothes. It stretches with them when they’re active, doesn’t need ironing, and keeps them a bit warmer than regular cotton. It also washes pretty well.
Anyway, I had ordered 3 different prints so that I could make dresses for the girls that would coordinate but not match. I also ordered some plain pink rib knit to make all 3 some leggings that would match all the dresses.
I cut the patterns out on Saturday night and finished on Sunday morning. Sunday night I went into full blown sewing mode and made all 3 leggings and 2 dresses. I still have to finish Rebecca’s dress.
I know what you are thinking: these dresses don’t coordinate – they match! But really they don’t match-match. If you know me, you know that I like to match my kids. Not sure why. I used to think it was dorky. Then I had my own kids. However, Rebecca’s dress is white with pink polka dots so that one looks more different.
As you can see, the dresses are a little big still. I know they will grow into them for the spring so I am not worried. I am thinking maybe I should have gathered the neckline a bit more. But the way these are now make it easy for the girls to take them on and off by themselves. Take notice of the gloves that Kate is wearing. She loves them and never wants to take them off. (Yes, I made them too.)
I love that I had the time to sit & sew. However, now my shoulder & neck hurt!
Happy New Year!