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Made by a Fabricista: Mommy and Me Dressed in Linen

Hi Fashionistas!

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the summer. It is HOT here. Sunday was 100 degrees and today felt even hotter.

To beat the heat, I made these mommy and me dresses in a linen.



I used a 100% linen fabric that was originally in a gold color. I decided to dye the fabric to a brighter yellow. I love a bright yellow and it felt more summer appropriate. 

Both her and my dress have a keyhole opening on the back, with vintage buttons..



Here is a better view of the back...


Her dress is completely self drafted while mine is a New Look pattern that was modified...because I just can't sew straight out the envelope.. I promise I have an uncontrollable desire to change things up
Here is the side view. I LOVE the big sleeves.. so dramatic!


I really wanted to sew up a tunic look, so I chose a size 14, which is larger than my size. Since the pattern is made for knits, I took a flat pattern measurement for a top that I liked and used that measurement to determine which size to cut. 



I added a bow to the front of her dress. She calls is "bowtique". If you are familiar with cartoons, it has to do with Minnie Mouse.. :) Oh and check out the photobomb!



I wish I had a picture of her button too, but with all that hair it's hard to see anything (she get it from her mamma :)



I chose these vintage buttons from a box full of goodies I picked up at an estate sale recently...Just love these little details...


Well I hope you enjoyed reading this post and you are sewing away yourself. I have lots of sewing and pattern making projects lined up for the month of June, so back to sewing now! Have a wonderful summer and see you soon with my next creation!

Hugs,

Comments

  1. Two lovely ladies! Both dresses are so pretty. I noticed the little one's pleated skirt and your pleated sleeve treatment are similar. That and the matching color contribute to great Mommy and me dresses, even though the dresses are different styles.

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    1. Thanks Audrey! I free handed her skirt and my sleeves.

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  2. Both dresses are lovely, but my favorite part is the bow. How perfect for a little girl! I think you got the size just right.

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    1. Beautiful dresses! It has been summer for at least a month here in Texas! I love the color and the style of both dresses. Your daughter is adorable!

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