Aliens in the Apple

Enjoying a spot of sewing

Franci 17 Apr 2015 Being creative Easter

The week before Easter I decided that I’d love for the girls to have new dresses for Easter (which is a bit of an American church tradition, it seems to me), but I really didn’t want to fork out $30 a dress (times three!), so I had a scratch in my fabric stash and decided to sew something with some fabric I got ages ago in the hopes of making the girls dresses. They were smaller then, and there were only two of them, so the fabric wasn’t quite enough to make a whole dress out of them, so I poked around the internet at how to use a T-shirt and turn it into a dress.

I found this twirly T-shirt dress tutorial, which was incredibly useful. I made a dress like that for Laurelin, but didn’t have enough fabric to make such twirly skirts for Marica and Esther too, so their skirts aren’t so full. I still think they turned out cute!

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For the flower on the sash I used this tutorial, but didn’t use the ‘flower maker’. You really don’t need it!

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The whole thing was so easy — I managed to make 3 dresses in one day, even with the kids running around me. The flowers took a little longer, but they were also surprisingly quick to make. Such fun to do a bit of sewing again — now the bug has bitten me again… I should finish that quilt I’ve been working on for over a year now!

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Comments (5)

Sharon Hoyt 17 Apr 2015 at 12:06pm

Beautiful girls, all 4 of you! The dresses are cute too.

evaholder 17 Apr 2015 at 4:50pm

Impressive! …I’m a bit jealous of the other half of Haneva getting to see you all this weekend!

Elrike Hoyt 17 Apr 2015 at 5:18pm

Very very pretty and creative! I have taken up some quilting too again, will show you a photo sometime. Miss sewing together!!

joanbee3 17 Apr 2015 at 5:49pm

How clever of you! They’re lovely!

Laurel 18 Apr 2015 at 11:33pm

Beautiful - might try this idea myself sometime! although I don’t have any little little girls left to sew for ….