Back in November 2008, I realized that Elena was going to soon grow out of one of my all-time fave dresses for her.
I didn’t make this dress, but I did edit it some. The straps were a rainbow ribbon and stood out unattractively. Luckily, the bottoms of the strap were the pink/white polka dot, so I took the straps off, flipped them over, sewed them back in, and voila! Cuteness!
Anyway, I thought matching dresses for the girls would be super-cute, and I had found a similar smaller pink/white polka dot fabric at Joann’s. And thus I made Julia her own dress and took the girls for some pictures:
I didn’t finish the bloomers in time for the pictures, but I had them cut out. What might not be immediately discernible is that Julia is SWIMMING in her dress. It came out HUGE! I don’t know if I measured wrong or what, but it didn’t work. I had to bring clothes pins to hold the dress up on Julia, as you can see on Julia’s back in the below picture:
(She wore the clothespin the whole time, but I remembered to have the photo studio “erase” it before printing the first picture.)
Since I knew the dress wouldn’t fit for a LONG time, there was no urgency to sew up the bloomers. So there they hung, all cut-out and with their instructions, on my bulletin board, for a year-and-a-half.
But the dress *finally* fits Julia properly…
…and it was time to sew up some bloomers! My latest personal challenge forced me to get it down and done, and TADA!
In sum, this project has been on my list since, oh, November 2008! And it really was just a simple pair of bloomers!
But they’re done!
By the way, the pattern for Julia’s dress is McCall’s M5084. I tried linking up to it, but it’s not on McCall’s website, so maybe it’s out of print? I don’t really have any further review of the pattern and how easy/hard it was to make because I don’t remember! But it did come out HUGE. (Um, maybe that’s why it’s not on their website anymore??) :) This baby pattern (I made size 1) finally fits my daughter at 2.5 years old!