… 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!
Love them!!! Too cute! You have such a wonderful talent!
Thanks, Nikki! More good stuff to come soon!
Soooo cute! I'm slowly making my way through the basement clutter to my sewing machine. I want to make cute dresses like this too!
So stinkin' cute! You are very talented. We have a glove obsession, too. 🙂
The Scott Daily says
I love them! It all turned out so good!! I just made myself a shirt/dress to wear over leggings…well I repurposed a shirt and knit skirt to make it anyway 🙂
Jenn, get it out! You won't regret it. And once you get going, it's easy to see imrpovement quickly,
Lynne, so what is up with the gloves, anyway?
Amy, repurposing is the best! Matt has a shirt that I want to repurpose into skirts for the girls.
Lila Jo says
I am also a sucker for matching my two little girls! Cute dresses!
Where did you find the fabric and did you use a purchased pattern? I have a very tall 5 year old and can never find clothes that look appropriate in the stores. I have decided to take my sewing skills (that have previously been reserved for quilts, curtains, etc) and make her some clothes for spring. Wish me luck!
Thanks, Lila! I see we have a lot in common. Love your blog!
Stephanie, I'll send you a message with the info of where I got the fabtic. As for the dress, I took Andrea's Go To Dress (www.thetraintocrazy.com)and made it without the ruffle cap sleeves. I need to make one size up for my girls, though, and depending on the stretch of your knit fabric, you may need to make the arms a bit wider.