Being my kid is hard. Mom will make you new clothes all the time but then mom makes you stand outside when it’s 20 degrees and threatening to snow just to take a few pictures. Never mind that she’s dreaming of spring and makes you a short sleeve dress. You just suck it up, smile, and know there’s a treat in it for you when you’re done. And mom hopes she can edit out the goosebumps later 😉
These girls are getting so good at just smiling and pleasing their crazy mom.
And they even have a little fun while they’re at it.
The first one I made was a simple short sleeve bodice with fold-over-elastic binding and a dress length circle skirt.
This was my first time using FOE to bind hems and it was just fantastic! I followed this tutorial from Made for Mermaids and it made for perfect hems every time!
I don’t do circle skirts very often and my girls loved it so much that Sophie requested her own version. They just twirled and twirled til they were dizzy!
For fabric on these I used a black and white stripe from Purpleseamstress, Club dots from Raspberry Creek and a photo floral print I picked up in LA. I love the selection of FOE at Hobby Lobby and used a couple different ones for my dresses and top.
After I did the dresses I just couldn’t stop! The sweetheart neckline option of this pattern is just too cute!
I used a knit lace I had in my stash, backed with white cotton/lycra from Raspberry Creek and Club floral from Raspberry Creek (that is unfortunately sold out). The neck and sleeves are bound with FOE.
I did the shirt with peplum option and my sleeves are an in between length as I was using every last bit of the lace I could.
I absolutely adore this top and love how sweet it looks on my girly.
There are so many options with this pattern! Check out the Pattern for Pirates Facebook group for some incredible inspiration. With the lace overlay, this simple dress becomes a stunning fancy frock. And the best part… you can make one for yourself, too! Pick up the women’s version here or grab the mommy and me bundle here.
And I saved my favorite picture for the end… Seriously, this girl is one spunky chica!