I had bought enough grey chevron and Grey, Black and Yellow Suzani print to make Zola's Easter outfit AND something for the Tennessee nieces. So I started with the pants. I added a print border to the ruffled flounce hem. For the dresses, I used the "Party Dress" pattern from TheCottageMama.com. I used some leftover white polyester to line the bodice, but I did not have enough print to create the hem bands and sashes. So I ordered more Suzani fabric in the coordinating border print, and that turned out to be a "happy accident". I think the border print really sets off the dresses!
I had just enough fabric pieces left to make a skirt for my cousin Harper and applique a piece of the print on a tee for her. She will be adorable in this!
|My cousin in her new outfit!|
Earlier in the spring, I ordered several yards of fabric that caught my fancy on Etsy, and I have now sewn every single piece of it. Last on the stack was the frog print for these shorts for my nephews, and some Michael Miller prints for dresses for the "Rocky Top" girls! Our church sold t-shirts that promote our children's program, and I purchased three green ones for Timothy, Zola and Nathan. The boys got shorts to match from the Michael Miller "Scuba Doo" frog and fish print. Zola got a ruffled pair from a remnant in my stash. I thought they turned out really cute!
|One of our nieces actually modeling her new dress!|
I have had so much fun...and of course, I have stacks and stacks of fabric just waiting to be sewn. I made a trip to the thrift store yesterday and picked up SEVERAL pieces of clothing that just beg to become darling outfits, so STAY TUNED!