My friend, Jenny is always so complimentary of the clothes I make my kiddos. She especially loved these dresses I made (their first matching outfits…hehe) last Summer.
I told her I’d make her a couple of things for her little girl, Elliot, if she picked out some fabric she liked. So I let her loose on one of my favorite online fabric stores, Hawthorne Threads, where she was quickly sucked into the world of fabric-buying addiction!
A girl after my own heart, she was immediately drawn to Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Voile collection. I fell hard (and still fall hard) for that fabric long ago. So first up (using Coco as my model), I made a Geranium … though I intended for it to be a dress, I think I taped the pattern pieces wrong so I ended up with something between a dress and a tunic. whoops. A good excuse to show off some ruffly bloomers I guess? Corinne seemed suspicious…
I lined it with this cute farm girl print by Megumi Sakura.
I have saved every last little bit of that fabric (first used here)…. love it!
The second dress is my fave, I love the combination of those two prints.
This time around I did an elastic loop and button closure which makes it way more comfy and easy to get on and off than the last ones I made. Ellery wore her dress to shreds last year, and I plan on making Ell and Coco new versions soon for this Summer.
When I do, I’ll be sure to snap some pics and jot down some measurements for a little tutorial if anyone is interested-
I think I kinda/sorta promised that last time around… 😉