Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Catching Up Part 4: Gingerbread Dresses

As always, click on the pictures to enlarge them.
 Yes, I am still trying to catch up on posting things I made before the Christmas holidays.  This is what happens when I don't post for two months!  I really do have to resolve to post at least twice every month...no. matter. what.  (Because there is still more to come!)

Anyway, the little gingerbread dress here is one of a pair I made as gifts for the special little ones in two co-workers lives.  This one is a size 2 and was made for the one and a half year old daughter of one of our first grade teachers.  Kayla has the most gorgeous blue eyes!  The second dress (that I never photographed) was nearly identical to this one but was a size 18 months and had the addition of a back placket and three red buttons down the back.  It was made for Coral, the first grandchild of our media specialist, who is a very dear friend.

The aprons I posted in the last post were my inspiration for these dresses.  They are apron dresses using bodices I drafted and the strap/ties from the Portabellopixie Petal Knot Dress.  The apron and skirt were just rectangles cut to the measurements the ladies gave me.  The little white blouses were made using a white on white snowflake print that doesn't show up in the picture.
 My friends were delighted with the dresses and their little girls wore them several times over the holidays.  We are hoping that they may get to wear them again next year since the knots on the bodice can be adjusted and the ties loosened in the back.
Oops!  I didn't tie a great bow here.
 Buttons, yo-yo cheeks, and a bit of bias tape make the faces.  Cute!
I hope you like them.  I could post the bodice pieces I drafted for those two sizes if anyone is interested.  Just leave a comment.  I love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful day!

11 comments:

  1. Oh, that is darling! I think it is even cuter than the original aprons.

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  2. Can you post a tutorial on these? They're so adorable.

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  3. i love to have your bodice pieces for my grandaughters next christmas dress, pleasemy email is linda.hahn@aol.com Thanks and God Bless u and your family

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  4. Do you sell any of the dresses you make? My email is mnanc@aol.com

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  5. Do you sell? Would love to purchase 4/5 for granddaughter for family pics. Email is lksmith1518@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  6. I LOVE these!!! I would love to see the bodice pieces! My girls are a tad bigger (id need to make size 4) but I'm sure I could work out enlarging the pattern. Beautiful work!! Tekstar03@aol.com

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  7. Hi we are wanting to purchase or get the pattern...thank you
    chadlindaoaks@gmail.com

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  8. I would love the pattern please.
    Beverley.scherdin@gmail.com

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  9. my daughter says way to cute. How do i make this It's just adorable
    browneyesplusone@centurylink.net

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  10. Would you please post the bodice for the size 2? Your dress is sooo cute - going to try to do one for my grand daughter!

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