1/12/2015

Dresses for 2

After this dress I made for Daisy my sister in-law, Boston, asked me to make a few more. I was more than happy to since I rarely get that opportunity and she was nice enough to pay me too :0)

 I think they turned out great and I am beyond excited at how well they turned out! Especially since I didn't get to try them on while making them and I made quite a few changes to the pattern I used.

If I ever had girls I would want them to be like these two <3 They are the epitome of perfect little girls and are the cutest things ever!

The fabric for both dresses was bought at Joannes but here are similar fabrics (affiliate links) here, here, here.
The buttons I used are from my grandma but here are some that look good with the fabric (affiliate links) the first link is very similar to the ones I used here, here, here.

 So For Daisy's dress I used Rae's little geranium dress. I didn't make any changes to this dress and I LOVE it so hard! 
 The buttons turned out to be a happy mistake! I accidentally made the buttonholes a smidge too small so the ones Boston had for the dress didn't fit but I did have these vintage green ones and I instantly knew it was meant to be. The gold on the edges and the way it fits together is perfect, I love it when things happen like that!
  Daisy's dress fit perfect after I did a 1/4" seam instead of the 3/8" the pattern called for. I was worried it wouldn't fit since shes grown since the last dress I made her measurements said it would fit but to be safe I decreased the seam allowance and I think it worked out well!

 For Junes dress I used the Modern Babydoll top from Shwin designs its a free pattern and was just the right size for June. I love the classic look to a babydoll dress but I did make quite a few changes.

 First I lengthened the bodice about 1.5 inches since I wanted it to fit a little lower than the original. I also increased the seam allowance to 1/2" instead of 3/8" since Junes Chest measured 23" instead of 24". 
The sleeves I drafted from the original pattern but I changed the depth, length and width for a puffier fit. I also added a band on the hem to bring in more gathers and give it a more fitted look.

I also added 1" to each back piece so I could use buttons instead of a zipper. I also increased the skirt length. Junes dress shoulder to hem I wanted to be at least 26" long I ended up doing it about 1" longer than for growing room.
Overall I'm happy with the dresses and of the ones I made for them these two are my favorite! 
After making them I realized I really have a lot to learn about dresses I need more practice I guess ;0)



4 comments:

  1. Hi Shantel! Beautiful dresses! I love the sweet pics and the lovely girls! Amazing buttons too.Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. so very pretty what a wonderful picture with 2 ladies dressed in red
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  3. Those are adorable! I bet you had fun sewing for girls :)

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  4. Hello cute lady! So stinkin cute. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and party with us. It wouldn't be a party without you! I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

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