July 9, 2012 by Amie M
In my see-sawing over which project to make, the frame tray, or the dresses, I ended up choosing to go with the toddler dresses as I had a double first birthday this weekend. Friends of ours had two wonderful girls at once, and they planned a great shindig with plenty of food in their daughters’ honours.
So on Paul’s and my Canada Day Saturday, we stopped at the quilter on our walk home from the market, and I hit up their remnants and clearance section. That means I had been planning on making these dresses in time for this Sunday, but never got around to it. Enter the Pinterest Challenge: Making procrastinators stop doing it tomorrow, because it has to get done now!
The pattern and instructions were very easy to follow. Except I had to upsize the collar, a lot. The original sizing for 12-18 months looked like it wouldn’t even fit my Natalie at 7. So some quick sketching, after having already sewed the pattern collars, put me back on track. The whole amount of time to make two cuties to make two cuties even cuter was 3 hours. The trick was to do the dresses at the same time, so there was no having to backtrack to repeat on the other dress.
I hope you enjoy your sundresses, Maple and Quinn! Happy First Birthday!