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… 😉
19 thoughts on “Two for a Friend”
Oh these are so cute! I actually love how the first one turned out short, haha! And the lining is too adorable! What size did you make it in?
Thanks Jennifer! I sewed the 18-24 month size geranium- Corinne is 14 months and average… I’d probably go up a size next time around just to get more wear out of it, but I’d say the Geranium pattern runs very true to size. -E
these are way cute!! yes please tutorial please. your friend has great taste in fabric.
i know- she said she was getting OCD about it all and had. to. stop. I totally get that. -E
Oh my goodness, these are adorable!
thanks Sarah 🙂
So cute, as were the yellow dresses. I wish I had fabric by the bolt for all of that AMH voile. I had heard bloggers talking about how soft and nice it was and I was totally skeptical. Until I won an infinity scarf made of it and I was sucked into planet voiletalia. LOve that stuff.
yeah, voile is nice stuff. i love working with it too… I would really love to make an infinit scarf- where did you win it from?
Yes please share your tutorial!!!! LOVE IT
werkin’ on it! 🙂
Oh, these are adorable!!! Love these sweet blues. And I love the length of the geranium. I cut one of mine like that, too….it just has that vintage vibe. I mean, why hide those chubby toddler legs!?!? What is the pattern for that second dress???
thanks Monica! The second drses is a little pattern I drew up last Summer- I will try to put together a tutorial soon!
these couldn’t be cuter. i love them!
They are both so cute!!
Cuteness!! I love the fabric combinations and I’m coveting that farm girl print! And don’t get me started on Coco….that face!
Yes, tutorial ease with lots of pictures just like your pillowcase Romper please!!!!!! Love both of these dresses.. Be Blessed, Linda
Yes on the tutorial! These dresses are darling. Corinne is such a cute little model too!