If you've been reading this blog for a little while, you'll remember that I mentioned I was working on one special sewing project for a Christmas gift this year. Well, the recipient finally received it so I can share it with you!
After lots of thought, I decided in December the best gift to send my two nieces (4 years old and 5 months) for Christmas would be a homemade one. Much easier and lighter to mail something to western Canada made from fabric! I decided, somewhat impulsively, to make matching dresses for the girls. I love to sew, but I am definitely a beginner. I've never made any clothing before, unless you count the simple and cheesy skirt I made in high school home economics class. However, I was determined and had a wonderful time stretching my brain and my sewing skills. With lots of help from my sewing mentor, Carla, I learned how to read the pattern and get started.
I really tried to pick a pink fabric, but I just couldn't do it. I am definitely a blue girl and having boys I've never had to get used to pink. I settled on a lovely aqua floral fabric.
So without further ado... here they are. These gifts were definitely made with much love for my precious nieces I don't get to see nearly enough.