Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sewing: Strawberry Summer Dresses

I had to squeeze in just one more set of summer dresses for my girls. The summer is half-way gone I'm reminded, and there are already plenty of dresses in the closet, so I'm trying to restrain myself, but I had to pull out this fabric from my stash. I bought it a year ago on clearance and have been saving it for a cute set. I decided to go with a simple preppy pair of dresses: an a-line jumper for Audrey and a little round-yoked sun dress for Scarlett. As I mentioned last week, sewing a diaper cover and bloomers to go with these dresses spurred a whole new line of compulsive thinking (more bloomers in the works!)
I love this jumper pattern. It's Simplicity 3662. I love that it is lined. It's such an easy pattern (I made it last Fall in corduroy) and it has a really nice finish--no raw seams showing. The bloomers are my own design. I love having them under the dress and they're perfect for my three-year-old so she can sit on the floor and tumble around. She's wearing the jumper it with a classic crewcuts blouse. Scarlett's dress is a NewLook 6878 pattern, with diaper cover added. It's a little big through the chest but still darling on her I think and it made me think about using the pattern again as a cute top for Audrey. Hmmm. More summer sewing ideas...

1 comment:

Emily said...

I love your blog and I love these adorable patterns!

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