Monday, 31 May 2010

Favourite things

There's a bit of talk about the new Sprout pattern from Make It Perfect so I thought I'd post a few more pics of the finished dresses that keep sprouting up around my place (yep - bad pun I know!).

As I mentioned previously I let the girls choose their own fabric for these, and they each chose some of their favourite things.
I have to admit I was nervous about the Michael Miller robot fabric, but I am really happy with the result.

It's a fun and colourful dress that Miss A adores and wants to wear constantly.

I also like that with black tights and boots to 'tone down' the colourful dress she is warm and comfortable while wearing it too.

These two dresses are size 5 that I shortened a little.
My girls are 116cm and 113cm, so the height of an average five (or six) year old, but they have a thing about dresses not being too long at the moment.

Knowing they would be worn with tights underneath I was happy to oblige and shorten them a little this time, rather than see them hang in the wardrobe unworn.


Here's Miss G who will be two at the end of July but who is the height of an average three year old (we grow 'em tall here!).

I made her the size 3 at the full length of the pattern (she's not as choosy as her sisters, yet!) and I think this is a great length for her.

Did you notice - the babushka's are not just scattered around randomly as I thought they were - but are in fact directional! All these little ladies have their heads down - oh well!


And here is the gorgeous child doing her own accessorising!
Looks comfortable that sparkly headband doesn't it!

This is a really easy pattern to follow with pockets and a hood for comfort and I like it so much I made another one babushka dress for the daughter of a friend of mine for her birthday.
Once you have made a few you can whip them up in a night.
Go on, give it a go.

19 comments:

sophie said...

I love the accessorising!! My 3 year old wears her headbands like that too!!

The dresses look so beautiful, I think my girls would love them too.

Selina said...

Gorgeous! I love them a bit shorter too, looks much easier to run in.

cherri said...

They are gorgeous dresses Karen - The robot one looks great and not 'boyish' at all.

So far theis Autumn I have moved from freezing to frozen to bitterly cold - might need to make one for me!!!

Liam's Mummy said...

Gosh, Miss G looks so grown up in these photos. They don't stay little for very long, do they? I really, really like the robots one, especially with the red trim.

CurlyPops said...

They all look very happy indeed with their new gorgeous outfits!

Sarah-Jo said...

so tempted to get this pattern they look fabulous, the girls I mean I love that you let them choose their own fabric! your brave! hahaha lucky for you and them they seem to have great taste!

sweet emmelie said...

so adorable. good job you wee sewing thing you!

Ellieboo said...

totally gorgeous - how wonderful do the girls look

Cass said...

Karen the dresses look great but the photos are absolutely gorgeous. The girls look so happy in them. Miss G would definitely be towering over Lucy!

Beetlehouse Designs said...

Love them all Karen. They look great.

pilgrim said...

great dresses! i can't believe what gorgeous smiley girls you have, they're so happy looking all the time!

Tanya said...

"I have to admit I was nervous about the Michael Miller robot fabric"- you crack me up. It is a brave moment when you let them chose their own fabric- ahh, letting go of that artistic control!

Little Munchkins said...

Don't the girls look fabulous in their dresses!

I probably wouldn't have noticed the babushkas where upside down if you hadn't said it. I think the bot camp one turned out really nice too as did the one for Miss L.

Julie said...

Very cute outfits. Great little pattern and I love the fabrics you used, even the upsidedown babushkas. The will look the right way up to the wearer which is the main thing.

tonicoward said...

OH KAREN!!!! I love them so much! (girls and dresses!)

They look fantastic, I didn't even notice the dolls were upside down - it looks fine!

Thanks for sharing...good to see what the dresses look like being worn :)

Natalie said...

Adorable dresses and girls! I think I need this pattern now!

Kelly said...

Wow gorgeous girls and dresses. I love your girls fabric choices. They are growing up so fast! :)

michal said...

so cute, the dresses and the girls!

Kate said...

Love those dresses - they looks just grogeous, especially with the boots. I think the fabric was perfect for them.