Well I said I would update you on the progress of the dresses. Kids are so unpredictable! I purchased a lot more fabric than I thought I would use but within those fabrics I chose one specific fabric for each girlie. I was very excited about the horse fabric I chose for Asher (5). She is a horse crazy girl and I had been looking a long time for something cute. I was tickled when I found some great little fabric at Joann's. Then I chose blue with red strawberries for Eden (almost 2) and some cute pink and brown with flowers and polka dots for Micah (7). When I showed them the fabric, Asher was less than pleased by the horses; she wanted the strawberries. Micah grabbed the horse fabric right away and Eden was unconcerned. I just wanted them to like whatever it was they got so we went with their choices of course.
This is Micah. You can't really see in this picture but there is a contrasting band along the bottom. After this picture was taken I added a row of 3 black buttons down the front.
Asher's dress didn't have contrasting fabric so I added the ric rac. Don't you love ric rac? I do. It's so happy. And of course the buttons are crooked. Ack!
This little cutie is Eden. She LOVED her dress. She wore it the first 2 days but that night at supper she got spagetti sauce oni t so her mom put in in the laundry basket. The next morning she hauled it out and wanted to wear it again. She was insistant so Dusti sponged it off the best she could and she wore it another day. She has a yellow flower button on hers.
These are the coordinating dresses I made for the two older girls. Micah's flower button is pink, Asher's is green. Micah's dress gave me fits this time around. You would think after having already made 3 identical dress patterns it would be a breeze but that was NOT the case. Anyhow they turned out cute and the girls love them. They both thanked me many times and asked me if when I got home I was going to make them more! Little do they know Dusti and I picked out the cutest Christmas fabric with penguins on it. Shhhh...don't tell.
Tyler sewed a few things for Dusti when they were dating and has since showed an interest in sewing. He has made a couple of things for the girls and himself. He showed me an old pitiful sewing machine someone gave him and I felt so bad for him that Norm and I got him a little inexpensive machine from Joann's. The new machine cost about what it would cost to get the old one reapaired. You'd think he'd died and gone to heaven. I got him statred right away cutting out another dress for Eden. We didn't get it done and so I brought it home to finish. I'm sure he'll have great fun with it. I'll keep you posted. By the way that's my faithful, 30 year old machine in the background. What a gal.