The opportunity came to sew up some darling outfits for a birthday present. It’s not everyday a girl turns 1!
I made 3 different dresses.
The first two, grey tunic and plaid dress, were gifted and made with extra room in the arms for lots of room for layering during the colder part of the season.
The grey top is a peasant dress shortened in a grey linen with button detail in the front for interest. These buttons have traveled a long way coming from the markets in San Jose 30 years ago . My own daughter happily tried on the outfit during the photo shoot. While the plaid dress is my own pattern and a simple design to work through many seasons and layers. The soft fabric is so cozy and asking for a lap cuddle during story time.
This is a special dress for Thanksgiving. The mother picked out this fox fabric over a year ago knowing it would go towards a project that is dear to her heart. I love the way this came together in a long skirt with a small puffed cap sleeve. So simple, allowing the girl to shine through!
The front and back are very similar, only a gorgeous brown button gives a hint to which side is which. I added this detail as a happy accident once I realized I only had a tiny 7 inch zipper on hand; lowering the zipper makes dressing easier and adds just a touch of fun to the back.
We all know it is the most fun to sew for little girls.
Have you made a gift for someone special in your life recently?
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