With Easter quickly approaching
I couldn't resist making dresses for my little granddaughters :)
I used "Fly a Kite" by October Afternoon
in mint green for Evie
and "The Simple Life" by Riley Blake
in pink for Sofie.
A while back I found this adorable old pattern at a Thrift store
for 50 cents and checked through the pieces to make sure
it was complete.
It's McCalls 8191, probably from the 80's.
Someone had already used it before
and circled the size 4 on the outside of the envelope.
I started cutting everything out
and when I got to the collar piece,
(which of course was the LAST thing I cut)
I realized that who ever used this pattern
only needed the size 4
so she threw away the size 2 and 3 collar pieces.
All the other pattern pieces were multiple sizes
so I had no problems there.
I used my printer to shrink it by 15 %
as was able to make it work.
I love using old patterns
and making them current by using modern fabrics.
With children's clothes its easy to do.
And last but not least,
I decided to use covered buttons.
With the Dritz kit it's super easy to do
and having matching buttons gives the dress
such a custom look that I just love!
It only takes a few minutes to do
and it's really fun!
If you've never tried it
I highly recommend you do!
You can buy the kit in the size you need
and it comes with the buttons as well.
If you need additional buttons
you just buy the refill.
The button kit was $2.99
and the refill was $1.99.
Much cheaper than buying fancy buttons.
Cuteness all buttoned up :)