23 September 2010

Jump Rope Dresses

Before I packed up my sewing gear and treasures, I had to finish one more project...dresses for my girls.  I had wanted to make the Oliver + S Jump Rope dress pattern for fall, and the Sew Mama Sew Sew-Along was extra motivation.  This is also my only contribution to Elsie Marley's Kids Clothes Week Challenge.  I just couldn't get moved in enough this week to do more.  :)

The fabric is Anna Griffin that I bought on sale last winter.  Originally I thought I might make Easter dresses with it, but it was heavier than I planned on, so fall was a better choice.  The contrast fabric was one I found at our local fabric store.  I loved the vintage feel of it.  The diaper cover was made using Dana's tutorial and pattern.  

The dresses felt a little too plain, so I thanks to Destri's motivation, I designed some posies to go in the pockets.

I appliqued and embroidered the designs before I added the sleeves.  You can see the blue marks indicating where the pockets belonged.

For baby's dress, I added a butterfly because she is so enamored with butterflies now.  Notice how I centered the appliques so the dots on the fabric became the flower's center?

Here's Baby trying her dress on the day I finished it.

The best part?  She kept pointing to the flowers and butterfly and saying, "Cute!  I gike it!"  (Translation, gike=like.) 

Here are my girls sporting their new dresses before church a few weeks ago:

Linked up to Just a Girl, and Creation Corner, A Few of My Favorite Things, and Kojo Designs.

9 happy thoughts:

Design Esquire said...

Those are beautiful! You are so talented.

Student Entrepreneur said...

WOW!! Those are so GREAT!!! LOVE them!!


Tasha said...

Darling. I love how they turned out. And love the hand embrodery too.

Amy C said...

Those are so cute! I love the way you put the flowers on them!

Kristin said...

These turned out great Chris!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

adorable! I love the embroidery above the pockets-it adds the perfect touch!

celeste said...

oh my. soooo adorable!

Lei said...

Oh my goodness Chris, those turned out really cute!

Unknown said...

SO PRECIOUS! Your girls and their dresses!


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