Well, for this special date with dad, my girls HAD to have Valentine's dresses. I tried to get them done so they could enjoy them for school celebrations this month, too. I didn't want to make them so campy and themed that they couldn't wear them year round.
For H, I used the Oliver + S Family Reunion dress. I had a great pink linen on hand for another project that didn't get used. The only thing I changed was I put one huge button on the front tab instead of the four little buttons...(Steven will tell you it's because me and the tab had many words and I wasn't pleased with how it turned out...he heard me use "sewing language" on that).
I put matching yellow buttons down the back for a more fun retro feel. I'll tell you with the pin tucks and the top stitch detailing on the bottom, I am in LOVE with this dress!
For C, I had been wanting to do this dress from Jessica at Me Sew Crazy.
I had been scared to use pre-ruffled fabric because it can be a little pricey when it's not on sale and I'm not used to knits. I found this remanent at Hobby Lobby for $2.50! It was almost a yard and it worked perfectly for C! I added a skinny black belt to help cinch the waist and her cropped sweater. She will be able to wear this year round and it's stretchy and versatile enough to wear for a long time!
She was extremely unhappy about the shoes because she's still nursing her sprain from her bike fall, but oh well!
I think everyone was pleased about their special night out!
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