I have been a bit quiet around here lately, but there has been sewing going on! Wanna know a secret? Rae's wildly popular geranium dress will be here soon in big girl sizes! I made two for Abby last week and just love them!!
Ben told Abby one time that he thought all girls should wear a full length dress to church, and well, that girl never forgets anything you say. -- which works really well for her schooling, but as far as things we say, sometimes it comes back to bite us:) -- So she has asked me a few times if I would make her a long dress and finally inspiration struck! The Oliver + S Roller Skate was the perfect dress for my plan! During my spring cleaning I found some bigger cuts that I had *ahem* forgotten about. This one was two yards, and I picked it up on some super clearance for under $3/yd- not bad for Michael Miller (at least I am pretty sure that is what it was- too lazy to go look at the selvage:)
I was worried about it being too plain, so I added the pink band. She is so in love with the dress!
Not too bad on matching the stripes in the back!
I was trying to find my cool wooden button that I had in mind for this dress but couldn't, if I do then I plan to switch it out, but this will work just fine.
I did a 1 1/2" hem thinking I could let it down a little if she grows taller and it still fits around the chest... or just make it in to a shorter dress!
This pretty little lady has a birthday next month! So I am working on a birthday dress for her , I am excited about it. And the twins turn two next week, I better get on their dresses too!