And here is the fruit of our efforts. She was a great teacher. I'm still not quite sure how we got all this accomplished with five children constantly wanting Grandmere's attention or needing my disciplining...but we did.
I did not get pictures of the nightgown or pantaloons but I did get some of the dresses! My plan is to make at least two to three more nightgowns/pjs for Zoe for the winter. Then she should be set for a good amount of time.
Getting measured...yep, the consignment clothes are still there. And they still are right now...I'm working on it.
Deuling sewing machines...this was Tuesday night trying to make headway before Grandmere had to leave on Wednesday.
and the wannabe!
The skirt to Zoe's Twirl Dress (Ellie's Twirl Dress from youcanmakethis.com to be exact). Let me just say that was a lot of material and a lot of gathering. Not sure I'll do this one again. But it did turn out adorable...scroll down.
Zoe put it on and couldn't stop spinning...well, she did stop several times because she kept falling, but she did love it. The pattern also came with instructions for a headband which was super easy.
Princess #2 with her twirl dress. She didn't spin but she looked equally adorable. No headband for her but check out her "kicks." I found the FREE pattern and directions at TackyLiving.com. And yes, these are just like those expensive leather type shoes. Since Ceili Rain isn't walking yet, I bypassed the leather sole and went for a cute matching one...that's the only changes I made. They were amazingly easy!