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New Dresses

Yep, still on the clothing kick. And I am ashamed to admit that other than Brendan's snazzy vest, I haven't been to the crafty store for anything. That's right- an adult vest, a baby vest, two skirts and now two dresses- all from buttons, fabric, elastic, thread and whatever that was already in my crafty room. But, I am now out of elastic, almost out of thread and almost out any pieces of fabric large enough to turn into clothing. OK- on to the dresses.
New dress
Anna's dress probably looks familiar. That's right. It's the same pattern with the same modifications (except for the double layer) as their Easter dresses. Yes, Ellery is wearing a dress from the same pattern. It's not new. It's a hand-me-down from Anna and probably the first time I used this pattern.
Anna playing in her new dress
It seems that it is the perfect dress for running around in the backyard pretending that you are Cinderella. I just wish I had had enough fabric to make it longer. But, hey, when you're working with leftovers from another project, you have to make due. Maybe I'll add a ruffle.

Ellery's New Dress
Ellery's new dress is from the same designer and the second time I have made this pattern. No modifications. I love it. One regret- I wish I had made a it a size larger. It fits, but there is not a lot of extra room at all. Oh well, I can always make her another one when she outgrows it. And, if I had made it larger, I probably would not have had enough fabric.
Ellery's New Dress
It seems it is perfect for riding your bike in circles on the deck.

I know what you're thinking- "More dresses? Don't those girls have enough dresses yet?" Here's the thing. Anna is the girliest girl ever and refuses to wear pants. Ellery wants to be just like her big sister and refuses to wear pants if she sees that Anna is not wearing them. So, we need a lot of dresses and skirts. Rather than go buy more, I used the fabric and patterns I already had and make them some. No big deal. I've got two more simple sundresses planned but then I am hopefully done for a while. At least until it's time to start thinking about school clothes.


Jennifer said…
My girls refuse to wear pants and shorts, too. It took a lot of arguing to get them to wear shorts to day for our walk. When I did laundry yesterday, which was pretty much a week's worth, I had two huge piles of skirts and three pair of shorts. Their skirt drawer is always empty by the end of the week =)
veryterry said…
ashamed to admit?! that is AWESOME that it all came from your stash! I love the red and pink one. As usual, it looks totally professional. p.s. we are now back in ID and can't wait to plan a play-date. :)
balloongal said…
I love that you make them so many dresses. Happy girls.

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