This week I began the first of my summer sewing for the girls.
I want to use my stash of special fabrics to make some clothes for them before they get too big!
First up are two twirl dresses in my favourite style - using lots of vintage fabrics and trim!
I love that I could finally use my little doilies to make sleeves and I had enough vintage fabric to create unique looks for the girls! Amelie picked a rainbow mix and Clementine wanted an all blue dress!
To create the dresses I used an existing bodice pattern and squared the neckline:
I inserted the sleeves when I joined the bodice fabric and lining together.
To make the tiers I cut each fabric 1.5 times the width of the previous one and added 1" to the length.
I used 3 different vintage buttons on Clementine's dress and a lace trim on her hem line. The lace is beautiful and very fine - hopefully it will survive her wear and tear!
I trimmed Amelie's dress with a yellow ric rac to brighten the last tier!
The girls love them and Amelie has been wearing hers everyday since it was finished!
Let the twirling begin!