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And so it begins…

2012 July 21
by elizabeth_admin

The last of the family has departed.  The laundry is done.  I’ve cleaned up the kitchen and now I’m ready to begin the girls’ dresses.  Since my nieces are hyper aware of what the other has, I have decided to mix up the prints so that each dress has a little of both fabrics in it.  I decided to make a similar dress to the one I made Katie last year: the shirred bodice and ruffly skirt dress.  Since there is no pattern involved, I just took both of my nieces’ measurements and will tailor both dresses to their specific bodies.  So fun!

I have just one yard each of the fabrics and had to make sure I would have enough of both to make their dresses so I worked out the math on paper first before I took the fabrics to the cutting mats.  I think I have just enough of both to make two dresses with a great twirly ruffle on each skirt.  The A’s and B’s in the picture below refer to the two fabrics.  So for Haley, her dress will be fabric A for the bodice and fabric B for the skirt of the dress, and so on.  And I will do the exact opposite for Chloe.  They’ll look so cute!!!


I just pressed my fabrics and I’m ready to cut!

Ironing in front of the mountains


See you on the other side, hopefully with completed dresses!

2 Responses leave one →
  1. July 21, 2012

    So glad that you’re giving your new sewing area a working out. I’m sure you’ll be sharing those finished dresses soon!

  2. July 22, 2012

    Lovely! Welcome home, as it were.

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