Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Birthday Dresses for the Sophia's



We have a Birthday party this Friday for my Sophia's friends Sophia and Sophia. Yes, you read that correct they all three are named Sophia.

I knew right away I wanted to make the girls dresses as the gift. What little girl does not love a new dress? Besides a while back I had bought a few new patterns and bookmarked some tutorials on the web, so this would be the perfect opportunity to try them out.

I scored at Joann's on the fabric. I spotted the lavender floral in the clearance section which also happened to be an extra 50% off!!!!!  It is "Ribbon Dance" Stonehill Collection by Donna Wilder. The green is called "Topsy Turvy" from the same collection.
 

The first dress I used New Look 6960 Size 3. Pretty easy pattern for the most part except the collar. I feel the directions were not very clear and I had to wing it during this step. The pattern called for a zipper which I was excited as it was my first one! I must say I love the way it turned out and my Sophia keeps asking for one of her own.


The second dress is a Pillowcase dress. I was inspired by this dress that Anneliese created for her daughters. It is one of the most simple dresses to make and I learned how to sew a french seam. I absolutely love the big bow!

I hope you girls love your dresses!

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

so cute but what will your Sophia where???

The Sassy Crafter said...

I really like them! besides any shade of purple is my fav. color, and with the green it just looks lovely!!!!!

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Amber said...

It's a pool party so "my" Sophia will be wearing a swimsuit. Don't worry I will be making her a dress too.

anne maskell said...

The dresses are beautiful, and your choice of fabric is perfect. I love them, and I'm sure the girls will too!

Andrea said...

These are great! Of course I love that they match but are a bit different =) Glad you're in for the sew along!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Love them!