Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sewing: Floral Dresses for Father's Day

I had a different list of projects for this summer but keep getting distracted by other opportunistic things. These dresses started with a hunt for fabric to make Scarlett a dress to wear under the white matinee jacket I knit her. I found this retro looking print from ... and wanted to make another simple sleeveless dress like the blue and yellow paisley one I made for her. Then I thought it would be fun to do a coordinating dress for Audrey and found this fabric in my stash--purchased before Audrey was born with a skirt or dress for me or even tablecloth in mind. Now I think it is darling for a little girl. There is nothing printed on the selvedge, so I don't know who designed it but I love the big flowers and combination of color screens and line drawing. I love dressing my girls similarly (but certainly don't do it all the time) and thought this fabric looked like a more sophisticated version of the fabric I used for Scarlett.Audrey's dress pattern is Simplicity 2711. I love the tucks and ruffles on the bodice and the ruffled sleeves. This would be adorable in a plain colored fabric too but I think it works with the big pattern nicely. Scarlett's dress pattern is New Look 6237. I combined some views and made the sleeveless bodice with a gathered skirt. I added some piping at the neck and waist too.

I can't get enough of these simple dresses on her! So perfect for her baby-ness! I wish I had purchased enough fabric to make a matching diaper cover, but I didn't, and didn't want to make a special trip to get a 1/2 yard.

So when all was finished it was Father's Day, and I thought these were the perfect dresses for my little girls to wear and celebrate with their Dad. He looked pretty sharp himself.

1 comment:

Hoity Toity Baby said...

Okay...where do you get your fabric?

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