Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Happy Spring!

I've been meaning to make blouses/tunics for the girls in quilting fabric ever since last summer, and finally got around to it this past week. I used the Leila & Ben Sweet Little Dress pattern, cut a little shorter. Ki's dress has sleeves made from recycled t-shirt fabric for comfort, since the elastication of the neck and sleeves seems to roughen even the softest woven cotton. I added elastic at the front of each bodice to give a bit of an empire waist and a nice flair to the skirt.

The bottom part of El's blouse is pale blue linen, and I particularly like that colour combined with those of the Amy Butler print - they're the colours of dawn on the sunny spring days that we've been experiencing, and delighting in.

(With the obligatory accompanying creases, tangled hair and saggy leggings! Mini Boden we are not.)


Liz P said...

Oh my goodness, so cute! I love those dresses. I wish I had a reason to make some. Very nice, Anne!

Btw, got the album totes back, so I'll take pics and post some for you by this weekend, k?


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