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In which I sew little dresses for little girls

Yes, it has taken me years to fully give kid’s clothes sewing a real go. I have sewn clothes and Halloween costumes for my girls, but I seldom got truly excited about those projects. It took a great friend to inspire me to take on this new endeavor. And now that I am here I can’t stop it. Kids clothes sewing is a another step toward my vision “more of a maker, less of a consumer”. Below are a few of the dresses I have made;  there are many more to come. I have to say, thank the Lord for indie pattern makers. They making sewing sew sew easy. Above each of the dresses I give you the skinny on type of fabrics and patterns I have used.

I made this blue dress for my nine year old girl. It is made with stonewashed linen and wooden buttons. The pattern is by Brownie Goose. This is a PDF pattern you can print at home, it has step by step photos and lots of directions on how to use it.

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This delightful little dress was made for my five year old. For this dress I used the sleeveless version of the widely popular (and for a reason, this pattern is a MUST sew) Geranium dress pattern by Made by Rae. This is also a PDF pattern. I used Cotton & Steel fabrics or both the bodice (netorious) and the skirt (sprinkle), stonewashed linen for the pockets, and wooden buttons. I made the pockets a size bigger because this girls is of the rock collecting variety.

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For my littlest girl, the daintiest of dresses. This is also a Geranium Dress version with flutter sleeves. I am obsessed with flutter sleeves…and wooden buttons, as you can see. For this sweet thing I used Liberty of London. Nothing screams daintiness more than Liberty of London’s tiny flowers. Or stonewashed linen. Because I love soft fabric.

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That’s your dress sewing report for today. Wait until I show you what I have been making with French patterns. Pure nostalgia.

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