I was determined to use fabric I already had and not spend anything, which is always a fun challenge. I love these fabrics on Layla’s. I have some fabric in the same color family that I had planned on making myself something with, but decided to use for Natalie’s Easter dress. For Layla’s I used McCall’s 5835, which was great, but the yolk ended up being way to low (surprise, surprise) so I added that little panel with the ruffle behind it and I think it looks even cuter 🙂
So, for Natalie’s dress, I was not feeling any of the patterns I had on hand (a lot of them end at size 4 and she’s a 5 now!) so I went on to Etsy and could not believe all the awesome pdf patterns that are available there!!! I went with this one….
It’s the Miss Lily Dress from Little Dresses. Adorable. I wanted a bubble hem dress and this one’s perfect, since there’s no zipper 🙂 I also really love the patterns at KustomKidsBoutique. Really amazing things.
Then, what I’m especially excited about is this crazy-cute hat pattern I ordered from Clotilde recently. I’d been looking for a newsboy hat pattern for Kelby and this one has boy and girl hats from age newborn to adult, so I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it. I’m making hats to match each of the girls’ dresses and I have some orange tweed in my stash that I want to make Kelby a hat and bow tie out of. I can’t wait! Now I want to finish this post and get to sewing 🙂 It’s a good day for it here in Colorado, since it’s blowing snow after a week of realllly nice weather. *sigh*