Just because these two are so cute together!
Greta’s horse dress is pretty much the same as Holly’s dress. I made similar changes to the pattern to get what I wanted. I did choose to make the dress a little longer than I typically make dresses. It took a bit of bribery to get Greta into the dress for a couple pictures. I really love it on her and I’m hopeful she’ll get a good amount of use out of it! I’ve noticed a pattern with my girls. Sometimes a dress doesn’t become really loved until it’s been hanging in their closet for 6 months minimum. And typically, that means the season has already passed…
This is the third scout tee I’ve made, although it’s been a couple years since I made the first two. The fabric I used, I bought from Britex over a year ago for something crazy like $35/yard. I love it. It’s super soft, italian cotton (hand wash only, but it did ok in my machine on delicate). Again, this tee is so easy to sew up - it takes me something like an hour and a half, start to finish. I feel like it’s a good one, and it was fantastic to sew something for myself. I need to do more of that.
on February 28, 2014 in Holly Antoinette, Sewing, Made, and Hobbies
One thing I made this month was a horse dress for Holly. She hovered over me, waiting not-so-patiently for me to be finished. Since I finished it, she’s worn it a ton! I love this stage that Holly’s in. She loves the things I sew for her, really expresses appreciation and proudly boasts to whomever she sees telling them, “my Mom made this dress for me.” It’s really cute, and it’s a lot of fun to sew for her!
The dress is a modified bubble dress from Oliver + S. I lengthened the skirt by quite a bit and added around 10 inches to the skirt width. The fabric is Wee Wander from Sarah Jane Studios. I’m in love with all the fabric from this line. It’s incredible, imaginative, vibrant and so perfect for childhood. I’m definitely buying more to make more dresses for my daughters.
I’m so grateful this dress is such a win. I love it on Holly. I love Holly. She’s such a wonderful child.
(I made Greta a horse dress too. We’ll see if I can convince/bribe her to wear it and snap some pictures. My children come by their stubbornness honestly…)
Greta was sick this last week. She’s doing better now, but she spent about 5 days feverish and tired and a little bit miserable. While sick, her three favorite things really made themselves clear. First, bunny. Always bunny. Second, her blue blanket. She likes her blue blanket, but this last week, it went to a whole new level. The blanket goes everywhere with her! And third, her Daddy. Greta transformed into the biggest Daddy’s girl. She wants to be near him all the time. If he wasn’t home when she woke up in the morning, Greta would cry big tears. I don’t blame the girl. He’s a pretty great guy.