Friday, February 06, 2009

summer sewing

My daughter's little friend turned 2 a few weeks ago and tomorrow is the birthday party.
I'm sewing matching outfits for my daughter and her friend.

My daughter is getting very used to modeling for me. :)
I've found that props help a ton.

See the little shorts peeking out beneath?
I opted for those rather than bloomers.
The shorts pattern is Butterick B4966, in size one.
The dress pattern is my own, enlarged just a little bit.

So even though summer is still a long way off, we'll be ready (and waiting) for it to arrive.

55 comments:

Sarah said...

Very cute! I make a similar dress for my daughter. I love the colors that you chose.

kvinta said...

Sweet! So simple and without any fuss, this is just a real girly summer dress that they will hopefully love to wear all summer!

Vicki said...

So cute! I like the green shorts.

Thimbleanna said...

So Cute! I love the contrasting colors!!! Your daughter is adorable!

Quilt Hollow said...

Just precious! I sure hope to get some granddaughters some day!

Karen said...

.....very cute!

mary grace said...

the shorts underneath are perfect--once the girls grow taller, they'll still be able to wear the dress (as a shirt) and have shorts to match! :)

Grams said...

Cute outfit and Adorable daughter:)

Vail in MS

Kerri said...

love the idea of sewing them both outfits to match! so sweet. :)

Amy Jo said...

So cute!! and I can't believe how big she's getting!

V and Co. said...

lovely lovely! and the model is quite a cutie too.

MandMStudio said...

Very cute:)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

She's so cute! Love the bunny prop :)

Vintage Girl said...

Adorable! They will look so cute together and your model is a natural! Blessings, Heather

Jenn said...

Cute. We have that same pink puppy at our house :)

Loralynn said...

Darling! Both the outfit and your Daughter!

Lina said...

What a lovely idea for matching outfits. She's the perfect age for this kind of outfit. Super cute!

lera said...

Cute little outfit. Modeled by a cute little girl.

I love the fabric you picked.

(I just sent my nephew a short set that I bought on clearance. For Valentine's Day. lol)

Clair said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Annelies Dease said...

Oh so sweet....this one is bookmarked under "someday I HOPE I will be a Grandma to a little girl"!!!! Thanks for sharing. Your blog is ALWAYS so inspiring. XXX Annelies

Jennifer said...

Cute! As for summer sewing, I started last night. :-)

Staci K. said...

What a sweet little dress! Perfect for a sweet little girl.

Prairie Girl said...

so sweet! My little girl is just over one. I think I may be inspired to try one of your dresses. Get her all ready for summer,too!!

Linda said...

Too cute! Little A is getting so big.

V and Co. said...

oh i love my quilt too, so i'm goint to do the rest of the bed just plain white and have that quilt at the end of the bed being the only color! i'm super excited!

Barbara Brown said...

so very cute. it's great to have a model. i love sewing summer dresses for my daughter also. great job and love the touch of the shorts.
barbara brown

mau said...

how cute is that....I also am getting ready to sew summer dresses for my granddaughter. Might just make shorts for it also...thanks for the idea if you don't mind that is.

amandajean said...

mau,

i don't mind a bit! :)

aj

BUMBLE BEANS said...

oh my gosh. How cute is that. Sugary sweet!

quiltinlikecrazy said...

Very cute!! She is a honey. Bonnie will love it for Haley. You are so sweet!

MichelleB said...

That is so adorable. I love the outfit, and the model is so cute!

Heidijayhawk said...

hey there stranger! boy oh boy is she ever getting big! love the summer sewing. now can we have some summer?

WoolenSails said...

Your daughter is just too cute in the outfit.
I would like to start making clothes for myself.
I am thinking on using clothes I have and like as the patterns.

Debbie

Emily said...

That's funny that you'd post this today. I just finished making a dress for my baby inspired by your patchwork dress. I will be posting pictures of it soon; may I link your tutorial?

Pamela said...

i always dressed in matching outfits with my little sister and everyone thought we were twins it was so fun!! thanks for the idea
pamela www.frenchknots.blogspot.com

sandra said...

She is so sweet! And looks very happy helping mum modeling the lovely dress!

Chris said...

this is such a cute dress. Your daughter looks adorable

Threeundertwo said...

I have to be un-original and echo everyone else - your little model is so adorable!! Love the outfit.

sulu-design said...

Officially the cutest idea ever. I would have been over the moon when I was little to have matching outfits with my best friend. And your daughter looks so sweet. I hope we get to see the two of them model as a pair.

Andrea said...

Oh my gosh, that puppy is so cute! LOL!
Just kidding. You know, I had to go back a second time to look at the clothing, because the model is just so adorable.

Summer is a while off, but making clothing like this sure helps beat the cold winters!

Rebekah said...

this is such an adorable dress! It's too bad it probably wouldn't look good on me in a grown up size...this looks like such a comfy and perfect sundress.

JasonsMum said...

Such a sweet outfit. Thank you for sharing the tutorial on it. I really hope to make some for my baby girl using it.

Liz said...

She is darling! As is the outfit.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

So cute! Love the shape of that little dress.

Kimberly :)

Jackie said...

Very sweet and a terrific idea to have matching outfits for friends.

Linda Jordan said...

I have just had the most enjoyable time viewing and reading your blog. I am beginning my first ever patchwork quilt and am very apprehensive. Was inspired by my mother who began it recently as well. Your blog is just truly amazing. I do love the dress you made here, the colours are gorgeous. Will look forward to viewing more of your wonderful quilts.

Laurie said...

The dress is adorable and so is your daughter! I love the little shorts to go under. I'll have to make a few of these for my nieces!

Bravos Grandkid said...

She is very cute! Love this set.

a friend to knit with said...

ahhh! your daughter is PRECIOUS!
and matching outfits. SO cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love that you choose shorts and that you made your daughter a matching outfit. Why not?

ezeldabeth said...

i love this! so cute...i think my little one will need at least one of those for this summer :)

NanaKaren said...

SO adorable! I have a new great-niece so am looking forward to sewing things like this when she grows a little bigger. She is only 2 months old at present.

Thanks for sharing!

Karen

Chara Michele said...

Such a cute outfit!

Sweet P said...

Your daughter and her friend will be the best dressed girls on the block!

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Absolutely Darling! Your daughter, of course! Outfit is adorable and great color combination!