I am trying as quickly as I can to sew summer dresses for these girls so they can wear them for the next few months. And it's working. And it's so much fun. Scarlett couldn't wait to wear this dress and Tess quickly followed suit. It's been difficult to convince them they need to be occasionally washed.
These were made with the darling Lulu Dress and Top Pattern from CINO. I think Jess has an instant classic with this! I love the extended cap sleeves and the easiness of the cut. And of course the potential for mixing fabrics.
I chose a blue floral jersey knit for Scarlett from this Etsy shop (it's sold out but they have a lot of other cute fabric!) and combined it with a pink and yellow stripe (from this Etsy shop) for the bindings. Actually, Scarlett is the one who picked that combo--what an eye she has!
Tess's dress is a combination of Heather Ross Briar Rose Jersey Knit and this Sunny Yellow Dot from EuroGirls Boutique. I love combining florals with these graphic prints.
I followed the pattern pretty faithfully but I did make on seam pockets and top-stitched them on the front of the dress for added fun.
I think these dresses have a great vintage feel. As do piggy tails... and cane sugar sodas... yum.