Summer Dresses

Little girl dresses can be so adorable!  I came home with this fabric in 2 colors, thinking my girls would like dresses that are kind of similar, but not exactly alike.  I was mistaken.  They both went for the dark purple.  The fabric is a lacey knit.  I underlined the body of the dresses with a pink sheeting.  The sleeves are not underlined.  The fabric feels kind of yucky on the bolt, but after I washed it, it seems like it is mostly cotton.  It’s actually nice.  The other color that I bought is a light blue.   I am considering making a top for myself out of it. 

These were really simple to make.  The pattern, from a Japanese book, has no fasteners.  I added the sash so they would look a bit more ornate. 

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The dresses were perfect for a graduation party  

The pattern came from this book, ISBN978-4-579-11054-4

This is the photo from the book



  1. Posted May 31, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Darling dresses. I like the sash addition.
    My sister and I were two years apart in age, and our mother made all our clothes,matching dresses included. We had dark hair like your girls, and looking at these pictures brings such warm memories back.

  2. Posted May 31, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your daughters dresses are just tooooo cute!

  3. Posted May 31, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love the dresses. I’m curious… lace was stretchy right? But you lined it with a woven. Did you not want it stretchy anymore? The girls look adorable and that color is very becoming on them.

    • Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:02 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! I really did not think about whether it was appropriate to line the knit with a woven. The knit is really not very stretchy, and the pattern is sized for a woven, so it works to use a woven lining.

  4. Posted June 1, 2010 at 8:17 am | Permalink | Reply

    Ah, the girls are getting so big! Cute dresses.

  5. Posted June 2, 2010 at 7:14 am | Permalink | Reply

    Adorable. They look very beautiful and I love that you addes the sash. I think those japanese books all look so wonderful when I see them mentioned on blogs. I guess I should check some out one day. Even alone for the pictures, beautiful!

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