Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sweet Sundresses for Sweet Little Girls

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 Sundress.  I even love the word.  It conjures up visions of sweet little girls running barefoot in the grass, dipping their toes in the ocean after watching the sun set at the beach, and tea parties in big hats beneath the shade of old oak trees.  Even big girls (like me) feel extra feminine wearing a flowing sundress with pretty sandals.  I just love sundresses!  If you follow this blog, you will have noticed just how many sundresses I make!  Fortunately, I live in St. Petersburg, Florida where wearing sundresses is appropriate seven months of the year (if not more!).
 Both these dresses are size twos and made from my 'go to' pattern Annie's Sundress and Jumper by Primrose Lane.  I used Tuti-Fruiti polycotton plisse' from JoAnn Fabric and Crafts.  This fabric washes and dries so well and needs no ironing, making it very friendly for busy mommies whose little girls like to wear the dresses over and over.  Both dresses were gifts for the daughters of friends, one for a birthday and one 'just because'.

Giving a gift 'just because' is such a joyful thing!

"I am a center of peace and joy.  God within me is the ultimate song that plays through my heart and life.  As I still my mind in prayer, I hear the song of the Divine and allow its melody to fill my being."  Daily Word, March 31, 2012

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.  Psalm 47:1

11 comments:

  1. They are both so beautiful but my favorite is the top one! They are perfect summer dresses!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon! My favorite is the pink one with the cherries, too.

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  2. I feel the same way about sundresses.:) Both are pretty...especially the cherry sundress!

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    1. Thank you, Cindy. I sure am partial to cheery cherry prints. I made my Victoria-Rose a couple of them when she was little but I never found a pink cherry print for her.

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  3. These are darling! I love the added little bows on the waistband of the cherry dress.

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    1. Thank you, Charity! This was one of those times where I finished the dress and felt that it needed 'something' and went hunting through my trim stash for inspiration. I found some lime gingham ribbon that matched the green leaves in the dress and then looked for buttons to go over the bows.

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  4. Each of these little sundresses are just precious, Karen! I love the little bows at the waistband, too.

    I have some of that Tuti-Fruiti polycotton plisse' from JoAnn's, but not in that colorway. You're right...it comes out beautifully after the wash.
    Great job on both!!

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    1. Thank you, Rett! I am very aware of how many young mom's don't have the time or the inclination to iron. I've been using more of these polycotton plisse' fabrics than ever! When I don't, I often wonder if the children will wear the things much. In order for one of my friend's to put the pretty things I make on her child more than once, I had to promise to do the ironing. I don't mind ironing little 'pretties' and I want the child to wear what I make. One mother I know doesn't even have an iron!

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