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.