My spare time these past couple of weeks has been spent working up these three dresses for two of my granddaughters.
The pattern for the Feliz dress can be found in the 2010 book Sewing Clothes Kids Love, still available on Amazon or through studio TANTRUM.
My daughter saw the dress on Etsy back in 2010 and asked that I would make a couple of dresses for each of her girls, then size 18m-2T and size 4. That went well and they both loved their twirly fun dresses. Four dresses down.
Then to be fair I had to make another for our youngest granddaughter. That makes five.
Next thing I know oldest girly (age 11 at the time) secretly wishes she could twirl like the littles and I've completed six.
The much loved dresses were quickly outgrown, handed down and new dresses in the next larger size were made to replace the gap left. I would have never imagined how much they would cherish these fun festive summer dresses. This spring there was a meltdown as the discovery was made that there wasn't a fitting Feliz in the entire collection of eight dresses.
One, two, three shift. The handing down and replacing continues and these are now dress #9, #10 and #11.
Today the girls were here to get their new dresses (sizes 8 and 10) and the twirling and giggling began again.
It was a beautiful summer day, perfect for rocking on the porch, playing with the dog and only thinking about playing in the sprinklers.
This is the precious girl who was heartbroken to be without her favorite dresses. She's a girly girl, preferring dresses over anything else.
Oh! To be young and have a twirly dress.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!!