Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spring/Summer Dreses

I have been making sundresses for my own little girls for many years now. I have been very traditional with their dresses; down to the knee, modest bodices, and single (but cute) colors or prints. I made several to sell over the past year or two. This spring, I have redone my dresses. I am using new patterns (thanks to Whimsy Couture as well as Create Kids Couture) as well as going out of my comfort zone for materials. I have even resorted to bringing Ms. E and Ms. J with me to pick material! I went to a fabric remnant sale and my girls quickly found lots of bold printed cotton material. Then, I ordered a lot of material online; bright prints, bold flowers, as well as colors I wouldn't normally use. I came up with dresses for babies on up to size 5T.

Baby Sundresses with Diaper covers (sz 3mo, 6mo, 12mo, 18mo)

All these baby sundresses have the straps crossing in the back and they button down on the back of the dress.

Peasant Dresses sz 2T-5T

These peasant dresses come down to the top of the knee. They have elastic at the neckline and at the bottom of the sleeves. The sash on the front continues onto the back where you can tie it up to make the dress more form fitted. These dresses have a lot of twirl-factor to them! Ms. E and Ms. J give their stamp of approval on these dresses as they insisted on me making dresses for them!

Pillow Case Dresses

These pillow case dresses come to the knee. The neckline holds the casing for the bow ribbon which ties over the shoulder.

Halter Top Pillow Case Dresses

All of my halter pillowcase dresses have been made in zebra or giraffe prints. More will be made in the future! The straps tie around the back of the neck. The back of the dress has elastic for a more form fit.

All of my dresses are one of a kind! Once these are gone, they are gone! I can custom make a dress just for you if you have a certain print in mind. Prices range from $25 (for pillowcase dresses) up to $45 (for peasant dresses).

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