Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Playhouse Dress x 2

My younger niece is turning 2 years old very soon, so I thought I would sew something up for her. But then, once I got started on her gift, I decided it made sense to make something for her older sister, too. Assembly line sewing is efficient, but man, it's tiring!





I love the Fishsticks Designs Playhouse Dress I made last year for our friends' daughter- she wears it all the time and every time I see her in it I make a mental note to try out the pattern for my nieces. I love the option to combine knits and wovens, and the curved lines of the bodice are really nice.


Poking through my stash resulted in this fun fabric combo: the rayon challis remnants from my Summer Jazz dress for the skirt and sleeves, plus neon green and grey striped jersey I bought from from Girl Charlee many ages ago for the bodice and bindings.


They came out really cute! The rayon challis gives them lots of drape, and I love the mix of stripes and print- so fun! Hope the girls like them!


9 comments:

  1. I have had this pattern for ages but still haven't gotten around to trying it out for my girls! Your dresses are fabulous, I really must get a shuffle on & make some! Lee

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    1. Thanks, Lee! You should give it a try- it's a really cute pattern!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie! I think so, too, and can't wait to see them on my nieces!

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  3. They're so sweet! What a great mix of patterns. I totally agree with you about assembly line sewing--you get so much done and then your brain melts! I wrote about the whole process a while back while making t-shirts for my boys...I'm actually online right now because I'm procrastinating some much needed assembly sewing of button downs for them for a wedding. ;)
    I think your nieces will love these dresses!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds assembly line sewing exhausting!

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  4. I love these! Im reminded of watermelons a little.

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    1. Thanks! I definitely see watermelon now, too! The pink and green combo... so summery!

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  5. These are so cute!! Very summery and I bet the jersey makes them so comfy! Great fabric combo!

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