Pictures first ~
Sammy's Version of the Milly Dress ~
The Yellow Seersucker Dress ~
Can't believe we got a back shot!
Black Denim with Lace Trim ~
Denim Pinstripe Dress with Pink Floral Accent ~
This was how most of the pictures ended up!
It was a challenge to say the least!!!
The Denim Floral Dress ~
A little more about the pattern, etc. ~
If you look at the pattern envelope you will see that I basically did with this little girls' pattern what I do with my own - use it as a blueprint and get all creative on it. None of my versions are included in the pattern envelope - the dresses are all flights of my imagination and internet research.
The original pattern has a button band on the back - I totally disregarded that. I added invisible zippers, button and loop closures, a shoulder button closure and openings in the front neckline. I omitted the overlay pictured on the pattern envelope and used different types of embellishments to enhance the dress.
I also changed the silhouette on the pattern by folding it down and altering. I guess I should have made pattern pieces but Miss Sammy is 15 months old and will be a totally different size in a couple of months. It was just not worth the effort to me.
Lastly, Miss Lena was mighty jealous of her sister's new pieces so she tried a few on. This was very enlightening because except for length, they are able to wear the exact same size! This will make sewing garments for Miss Lena so much easier!
I will be working on little girl dresses for a little longer since it's now Miss Lena's turn! Again if little girls outfits bore you I will be back to sewing for me shortly.
Parting Shots ~
I posted this shot to Instagram but loved it so much that I wanted to share it here. BTW, most of the dresses were shared on my Instagram account. If you're not following me already, you should! I usually sneak peek there first before writing blog posts here.
Finally a shot of all ten dresses I made for Sammy all lined up...
...as always more later!