As you know, one of my favorite things to do is sew. And what better to sew than fun things for some of my favorite girls?! A while back my friend Kelly did something VERY nice for me. I wanted to do something for her to say "thank you" but if you know Kelly you know that she does NOT want people fussing over her. So, to avoid a fight :) I decided I'd make something for Harper. I was interested in making things for little girls anyway so it worked out great. I figured a jumper dress was something I needed to know how to make and something I thought Harper would look great in. So I ventured out and decided to make her a reversible dress. Here's how it turned out...
I REALLY love the green rick rack on the neckline and bottom. I was scared it would be hard to get it to curve right but it wasn't and I think it makes it much cuter.
This side was originally the "lining" but I'm not sure that it isn't my favorite side.
While making this dress I took a bow making class so I figured it would be perfect to make H a matching bow. I wanted it to look good with both sides.Emily and Sarah Kate as well. I wanted to try something "different" for them and had no clue how it would turn out. After putting rick rack on H's dress I was wanting to do more things with it. I thought about things I could use it for and decided a simple applique might look great with it. And if I was going to do something "simple" I needed to embroider it as well. After their little shirts were complete I couldn't very well mail them without a matching bow. So, here's how they turned out...
My camera is not great so just trust me that it looks much clearer in person. I actually loved how they turned out.
Again, this one looks better in person too. And I LOVE the little shorts with the tie bows on them. I knew E would be OK with a little skort but as wild as SK is she'd need shorts. :)I informed Laurie their little shirts might fall apart in the wash but I sure hope they don't.
I had a lot of fun making these things for such sweet girls. I imagine I will be making them more things in the future. They are so cute and sweet and I couldn't find better models!
I will be back tomorrow to update on my weekend. It was WONDERFUL!