The girls are at that age now – what I do for one I MUST do for the other. They copy each other, want the same toys, squabble over things that there is only one of.
Lucy got her Geranium last month, and after weeks of pleading, Anna got her version.
The love heart print fabric is a Belleboo cotton I bought at Rathdowne Remnants. I felt that it might be a bit too much to make the entire dress from the print, so I went with a magenta solid for the bodice. If you are with me on facebook you might remember my button crisis – the decision between grey or pink buttons created much debate and over 70 comments (!!), but in the end I asked Anna. She chose pink – no surprises. They are a set of pretty vintage buttons from my immense thrifted button collection. The grey would have worked equally well but I like giving her input into the things I make her.
You can just get a peek at the seam that the interior of the bodice is made from a pale pink solid.
Like Lucy’s dress, I used the capped sleeves and pleated skirt options from the pattern. Lucy’s neckline had the little notch, but I left Anna’s with a rounded neckline. Toni-Maree from Sew Jereli recently made a gorgeous sleeveless version with a gathered skirt – that is why I love this pattern – so many variations!
There was a lot of mucking around during our little photo session!
The weather is cooling down and summer seems to be almost gone. Summer dresses are still de rigeur around here though, and to combat the cool mornings and evenings Anna wears leggings underneath. I think she’ll want to wear her dresses well into winter, so I think I better start looking for a good cardigan pattern! Any suggestions?