dresses for girls



I think Matilda may be the least girly three year old in the history of girls. So not girly. When she dresses herself, which is usually, she wears her brother's clothes. Or at least his old attractive beanie. 


However, the skirts that I've made for her previously are actually the most worn things she owns. I think she knows I made, people like them, and turns out she can still run and climb and wreak havoc in them. 

So I made her a bit of a girly dress. 



I'm only just figuring out sewing, and I was optimistic about a pattern from a brand called 'Simplicity'. Didn't let me down. This was quick and easy – I made it last night in a couple of hours. It's Simplicity 2377 if you're interested. 



Sweet and little girly. I love a wee elasticized neck and arms. And am expecting it to not show the dirt until at least after breakfast. (Although right this moment it's drying over the dolls house after a bathing-the-doll incident.)




Ah, ric rac. My favourite sewing accessory.



Next up on the sewing machine (quite possibly at the expense of getting the book club book finished): these baby shoes


8 Comments on “dresses for girls

October 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

oh that dress is darling! i want a grown-up-sized one!

October 18, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Go Fi! The dress is fantastic, and you’ll love making baby shoes – so cute!

Krista Bjorn
October 19, 2010 at 4:24 am

SO cute! πŸ™‚ I was such a tomboy growing up too, just wanted to be like my three younger brothers. πŸ™‚

October 19, 2010 at 9:35 am

Oh. my. goodness! Am bowled over by your dress. I wish I had even 1/100th of your sewing ability. Well done! And the shoes … divine!!!!

Hear Mum Roar
October 19, 2010 at 9:53 am

That turned out beautifully! I made a similar dress for my two year old, then she went and grew! So it’s looking like it will become a skirt very soon:)

October 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm

This is very good! It’s beautiful. Maybe I’ll give it a go with my first full dress (I’ve only made ‘customizations’ πŸ˜‰
I think you’ve given me the final push πŸ˜‰

October 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm

How do you achieve so much with 3 little children!! You are amazing. Sweet dress. I am doing sewing lessons at the moment…it looks a touch too advanced for me I am afraid. Maybe when I have finished the course…

October 21, 2010 at 11:39 am

I don’t feel like i achieve that much! and seriously, I pretty much do it after they’re all in bed! (always been a night owl.) xx


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