A while back I decided that I wanted to make bright new covers for the pillows on our sofa. The sofa is brown and blah and so is the paint/carpet/etc. (as is in most rented houses). I really just wanted to add some more color. I saw these fabrics, Lillybelle by Bari J for Art Gallery, and ordered them to use to accomplish my vision. Once it arrived though, I decided it just wasn’t what I was envisioning.
So I decided to use the fabric to make the girls dresses.
I had ordered a fat quarter bundle, so the dresses were going to be all kinds of whimsical with mixed prints.
I used a pattern for the base of miss J’s dress (above). I would tell you which one, but I have put it somewhere and cannot find it. I believe it was a Simplicity pattern.
Miss E’s dress was based on a Matilda Jane dress. I love their stuff! I just kind of created it myself without a pattern.
If I was to make one like this again, I would use a heavier knit for the top as the buttons weigh down the front a bit. It’s not too noticeable, but an improvement to be made anyways.
We are continuing on with our fun summer. You can see the girls are having lots of fun (note all the bruises and scrapes from playing). And, did you see the new art miss E left on the wall? I’m quite surprised it took until now for her to do that. I am thankful for magic erasers 😉