My first dress and I love how it looks on her. I think for my next one I am going to add ribbon to the side seams about an inch or two below the arms so that I can tie it in the back. It will make the top of the dress a little more fitted. If anyone would like to make it, I used the tutorial over at Just Tutes for the peasant top. I did not adjust it for an Aline shape and I lengthened the top to make it into a dress.
My DH is hard to shop for. If he wants something, he gets it so I try really hard to come up with gift ideas from him. For father's day, I think I did a great job coming up with gifts. He really liked them. I got him several bottles of wine. The catch was that I picked out wines that he has never had but they all had to be related to his being a father. Some of the names were Bink (for Bellie's binky), Papa (what Bellie calls her daddy), Barefoot (the label shows a foot print which ties to her gift for Papa), Worthy (he is a worthy dad), Poppy (another name for her daddy) and ol' Geezer (ok, that was just for fun).
Now for Bellie's gift, I took four 8 x 8 canvases and painted each one a different color. Then I took those same four colors and dipped Bellie's hands and feet in the paint and put the prints on the canvas. I think they turned out so cute and they were better than I hoped for.
I made these pants for Bellie last night and I love them. The fabric is from a pair of PJs I got for Christmas a couple of years ago that never quite fit right but they were so cute, I could not part with them. I guess I knew I would find a purpose for them.
If anyone is interested in reconstructing an old pair of pants (or PJs), I took a couple of pictures of what I did. I used the same pattern as the last pair of pants. It was New Look #6719, F.
I laid the PJs out flat.
The trim was too cute to lose so I decided to save it and leave it attached. This saved me time on sewing which was nice. Instead of the pants taking an hour to make, they only took about 45 minutes.
Placed the pattern on the PJs with the bottom of the pattern legs even with the hem of the PJs.
This was a really easy project thanks to the simple pattern and they look so cute on her. The trim swishes when she walks and cracks me up.
How cute are these two? Sean and Colin are the most handsome 2nd graders ever. Tammy, you have the cutest boys! Thanks for sharing their picture and you are not the worst mom for not taking a first day picture. I am sure they looked no cuter on the first day. Besides, a 2nd day picture is perfect for 2nd graders.