Creation: Matching Dresses
Fabrics Used: Bird Song Poplin, Turquoise Broadcloth
The Visionary: Jodi, SewFearless
Our Thoughts: Jodi sewed up these adorable matching Easter dresses for her three girls!
My girls are so thrilled when I make them matching outfits. I don’t know if it is because one isn’t jealous of the other’s Mom-made outfit, or because they genuinely like dressing the same. Either way, making an outfit for “New Baby” too, just put it over the top. There were a lot of squeals of excitement and “oh so cute!”-ing going on between these girls and I while sewing this dresses.
This is a fabric review post so let’s take a minute to talk about the fabric. The outer dress is a lovely poplin – smooth, stable, and lightweight. It feels totally quality and I can tell it will last for a while. Even after a hot wash and dry, it didn’t pill or lose its hand. For the lining, I used a broadcloth. It arrived with a really lovely texture (it has heavier threads and a looser weave) that softened up even more beautifully after washing. I could say it almost “fluffed” up a bit. My daughters kept remarking about how soft the lining of the dresses were. I can tell they will be worn all summer. Kids love to wear clothes that feel well to wear.
I fell in love with the “Bird Song Poplin” and needed a dress pattern that would be suitable for such a fabric. The Verona Dress by Jennuine Design fit it beautifully because it calls for a full lining which the white poplin needed, and had a number of sleeve options to choose from.
I have always been pleased with Jen’s patterns. Her sizing was spot on for my girls, and she adds really nice details like the elasticized back to keep the dress laying nicely.
The only thing that remains for this project to be truly complete, is for me to get a baby girl to put in that teeny dress!