Monday, March 29, 2010

The birthday dresses

The birthday dresses deserve a post of their own, don't you think?  I wanted to make the girls a dress that would would for early spring with turtlenecks, late spring with short sleeves, and summer with no shirt underneath.  I'm all about getting as much use out of a dress as possible.  I used the same jumper pattern that I used for the blue corduroy snowflake dresses.  I chose a floral cotton print.

For a fun little embellishment, I embroidered the girls' first initial on a tab that is attached to the yoke with buttons.  It's something I've wanted to try for a long time.  I like how it turned out.  What I didn't plan was how perfectly the embroidery would mimic the floral pattern of the fabric.  I picked the design out of a book without even realizing how perfectly the little lazy-daisy flowers and leaves matched the fabric.  A very nice surprise!

I'm looking forward to a full six month's worth (or more) of these dresses!


Michelle said...

Wow. Just wow. That embroidery is amazing.

grammy and grandy said...

Emilele, as usual, you did a beautiful job! The dresses AND the girls are so pretty! Good job, Mom

Nell said...

Precious, Emilee! You are so talented. I need some lessons badly. (First of all, how do you turn on a sewing machine? That's right. Still haven't. haha)

The Wilhite Family said...

Oh my goodness. The dresses are gorgeous. I am impressed by your talent and TIME. I feel proud of myself for just getting through my ironing pile! When I do get out my sewing machine, it is merely to sew on a button! Your models make the dresses even cuter :-)