Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sewing for Little Girls

Some time ago I bought the book Carefree Clothes for Girls: 20 Patterns for Outdoor Frocks, Playdate Dresses, and More 
At the time I loved the look of some of the clothes but other priorities seemed to get in the way of actually making anything. So with Autumn's Deb Ball coming up and having finally finished her dress I thought I would make the three younger girls a dress to wear for this special night.

I was going to make a summer print dress using the pattern from the book and complete with some very sweet little cotton pantaloons but not knowing the weather and the finding of some gorgeous tights (thanks Bernadette) I thought Panne Velvet would be perfect for the dresses.
The dresses were ver easy to make and the three colours  suit the three girls so well. The fall of the simple dress is very elegant and  I really like working with panne velvet as it does not need overlocking for fraying edges.
All in all I made these dresses in an afternoon (well when you space the time I actually spent sewing over a couple of days).

I really am looking forward to doing much more simple sewing this spring and summer using this book and some others I bought at the same time.

 Blessings to you and your homes,


Sue Elvis said...

Gae, the dresses look beautiful! The book says the patterns come in 4 sizes. What ages would they suit?

I am so impressed by all your sewing. I never got anything accomplished when I had a baby in arms.

God bless.

Emily said...


Anonymous said...

They are so pretty Gae :)


Emily Fay said...

I love the dresses! Where did you find the book? I would love to have one like that to use for my girls :) Hope you are doing well!

Gae said...

Dear Sue,
I think (can't check untill we get home) ths sizes are for 2-8 but I think you can enlarge them very easily. I did this a little for Moran anyway.

Gae said...

Dear Emily Fay,
I ordered mine from book depository. I have a few like I said that I will be using. When I get home I will post the titles of these too

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Greetings from the UK.

Praying for you as requested.

God bless.

Anonymous said...

I have that book too! I need to get some fabric so I can make things for the girls too!

Gina said...

Those dresses are gorgeous, Gae! I am not a very good seamstress but I greatly admire those that do sew! :)

Meadow said...

Beautiful job on the dresses! We have that book too and I make our favorite dresses from the super simple patterns.


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