Some how in the day-to-day-ness I forgot to mention these sweet little blue dresses again. I did get them sent off to two very sweet little sisters and they did receive them. Judging from my friend's response, I believe they like them. There is something so innocent about these precious little dresses. I pray the little girls have lots of fun running and playing in them.
That's one thing I should mention....since I don't think I ever have before. I don't make clothes to hang in the closet. I honestly want my dresses...smocked or not smocked...to be worn and to be played in. All the dresses I've made for my girls have been washed and dried over and over again. And I don't mean on delicate cycle and hung dry. I toss them into the dirty clothes basket and they have a complete ride through the washer and dryer with all the other dirty clothes. I have never had a problem. And if one did get a stain....trust me, it's not the end of the world. I would rather the child enjoy wearing the dress and not worry about if it gets dirty...then to wear it and fear that it might get dirty.
Ok, enough already. Let's get on with this!
(The wind kept blowing...so that's why it's hanging strange)
Since I knew I was going to make two dresses I wanted the pattern to be relatively easy....i.e., no set in sleeves to deal with. So I picked this pattern by Creations by Michie. It is pattern #132 Sunsuit/Sundress. I also put 4" hems in the dresses so they can be let down as the little girls grow.
And I used a smocking plate from Michie's new book titled "Beginning Smocking." I was lucky when I pulled out all my floss choices and I had three colors that I thought looked good with the fabric. All in all, I really like the final results. Two sweet little blue dresses for two precious 2 year old twin girls!!! I really enjoy sewing for others!!!