it’s almost valentine’s day already! how did that happen? i feel like i was just making christmas presents. i must be getting old – get off my lawn!
this is the second time i sewn this cute little dress – i blogged about Em’s here. i made this dress for my niece to wear on her birthday, whose party was delayed a bit due to the slightly earlier than expected (but not TOO early) birth of her new little sister! of course Em wore her dress for the photo op, too. i just couldn’t help myself.
they had too much fun in their matching dresses. literally. one of my more difficult photoshoots ever. these two little girlies were moving CONSTANTLY and thought it was funny to run away and hide under a bed rather than let me take photos. SO. i’m lucky to get what i did. there were bribes involved to get them to hold still – what can i say, they sure do love playing together!
for my niece’s dress, i made it in lizzy house outfoxed triangles (from bolt). i added mint green piping between the bodice and skirt as a fun little detail. the button is pink and sparkly.
my niece is more average in her proportions than Em is, so the heart fits her even better! she doesn’t wear dresses too often, but she seemed to really love twirling in this one.
pretty great little spring dress, eh? you can buy the sweetheart dress pattern right here. as i mentioned before, there is a little bit of a different method of joining the lining and outer due to the cutout – be sure to read the directions carefully and let shannon guide you on through, and you’ll quickly make one of the sweetest dresses in the land!
are you doing homemade or store bought valentines this year? it’s Em’s first year at school, and we just went with store bought. but then Anna posted this super cute duo of free printables and i’m sorry we had already bought some! so cute, you guys. gotta remember it for next year.
happy valentine’s day!
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