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Had to make these dresses the  other night.  And they were a total dream to sew up.  Simple but fun.

It’s the Cowl Neck Jumper pattern by Heidi & Finn.  I really recommend this pattern, it’s really beginner friendly.  I used my serger for both dresses, but it gives instructions for using with a regular machine, too.  I’ve even gotten pretty quick at changing the thread in my serger, never thought that would happen.  Maybe one of these days I’ll try out some of the other stitches it does.

[we started out with a little pout]
[but ended up with mostly these]

The blue/dark brown knit is by Patty Young, bought at fabric.com, and the purple/white stripe is from my local hancock fabrics (which I think cost about $2 for all of it).  
I’m happy, they’re happy.

31 Responses to their dresses

  1. Amy Friend 02.08.2012 at 10:43 am #

    Sweet dresses and sweet girls!

  2. Evie 02.08.2012 at 10:47 am #

    I’ve just downloaded that pattern for my little one. I hope she looks as adorable in it as your two do!

  3. kristin 02.08.2012 at 10:47 am #

    those are so cute and comfy! your girls definitely look happy wearing them. :)

  4. {Leila}Where the Orchids Grow 02.08.2012 at 10:49 am #

    Such sweet dresses, your girls look totally cute in them!

  5. Kelley 02.08.2012 at 10:51 am #

    holy stinkin’ cuteness batman!

  6. Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com 02.08.2012 at 11:11 am #

    These are so adorable (the dresses AND the girls)! I’m going to have to get my hands on that pattern.

  7. gail 02.08.2012 at 11:14 am #

    Those are great!! They look so comfy cozy. Thanks for the tip on that pattern!

  8. Amy 02.08.2012 at 11:43 am #

    Beautiful job! They are precious—both the dresses and your models. LOVE your blog, by the way. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.

  9. Sew Much Ado 02.08.2012 at 11:48 am #

    Those are so sweet. And your girls look like they’ve grown up! I can’t help smiling when looking at these pictures :).

  10. Kerry 02.08.2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Gorgeous, practical and look great

  11. Lady Lavender of the Kitchen 02.08.2012 at 1:20 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Your girls are *adorable*! and they love those desses.

  12. liZ evans 02.08.2012 at 2:02 pm #

    Super cute—I really like that striped fabric!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

  13. kris@thebigboat 02.08.2012 at 2:03 pm #

    I love that they tied them in the front! That’s a familiar sight in my house too!

  14. Poppyprint 02.08.2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Oh, well done mom. The dresses, and the girls are adorable. I love the last photo especially. Seems to show both of their personalities, just in the way they are sitting..does it? So cute.

  15. Katy Cameron 02.08.2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Very cute, both girls and dresses

  16. Jess@craftiness is not optional 02.08.2012 at 5:50 pm #

    so adorable, and they look so cozy!

  17. make it perfect 02.08.2012 at 6:21 pm #

    looooove them anna! got to make one for lil for winter now :)

  18. Emily 02.08.2012 at 6:53 pm #

    Beautiful dresses and girls!! :)

  19. Kerry 02.08.2012 at 6:57 pm #

    This is so timely. I literally cut out my pattern pieces for this dress last night. I’m hoping to sew it up tonight. I chose a fleece fabric, I hope it works out.

  20. Carolyn 02.08.2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Such cute little dresses! And your girls are hilarious and adorable!!

  21. Cindy 02.08.2012 at 8:31 pm #

    These are adorable, Anna!! And so are the little models!! :)

  22. Sowmya 02.08.2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Cute dresses for adorable girls..I’ve been following you for quiet sometime…Your posts ‘re very inspiring…Have a great time:)

  23. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 02.09.2012 at 12:43 am #

    Adorable dresses! I love the stripes… great choice.

  24. Mims 02.09.2012 at 3:45 am #

    those are so darling. if i had any knit fabric in my stash i think i’d be sewing one for my daughter this very moment.

  25. Erin 02.10.2012 at 8:18 am #

    i bought this pattern recently- glad to see you made a couple! they’re adorable!

  26. Delia 02.10.2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Oh these are the perfect little girl dresses. Love Natalie’s {your oldest right?} cute top bun!

  27. Stitchin' time 02.10.2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Nothing like a swishy, swirly dress or skirt to put a smile on a little girl’s face :). Stripey fabric always looks good on it’s own too and then you can always accessorise with solid coloured extras if you wish, much easier than finding something patterned.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

  28. k a t y 02.13.2012 at 7:43 am #

    those are darling, Anna! makes me stripe hungry :)

  29. luvinthemommyhood 02.14.2012 at 1:20 pm #

    those turned out fabulous! I’ve been wanting to try this so it’s great to see you whip some up. Love the fabric choices too!

  30. Trinie Beh 02.17.2012 at 10:23 am #

    they look so adorable with those dresses on!

  31. Blooms And Bugs 03.19.2012 at 4:44 pm #

    These dresses look so comfy and beautiful. You did well.

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