When my twins turned 3 years old in 2016 I left it until the very last minute to make them birthday outfits which turned out ok, but I knew they should have been so much better. You can read about it all here <link>. In 2017, armed with the determination that is bourne out of a desire to learn from a past mistake, I set out to make them the most awesome birthday dresses I could.
They love fabric shopping as much as I do and so I thought I’d let them choose the fabrics and the pattern. They flipped through my Ottobre Kids Design Magazines and they choose this fancy looking shirtdress. I heard them say things like twirly swirly.
Though they are identical twins they actually have very different personalities. The floral print is a Liberty craft cotton and the multicolour geometric is a cotton lawn. Both were purchased from Leeds Market. I was really proud of myself for cutting into the Liberty as I had been precious about that for over 2 years :-).
Once the dresses were sewn up, they went through my buttons collection and made their choices.
The twins love their dresses and they love twirling in them.
I really enjoyed making these dresses with them. In future, I will take that co-creative approach as opposed to me just making something without their input. In theory, it should mean they are more likely to wear it.
I rate Ottobre Kids patterns as they are so true to size. I sewed size 110cms and my girls are about 102cm tall. The instructions are excellent. The armhole is finished with bias binding.
Thanks so much for stopping by and until next time, Happy Sewing!!!!
Peace and love,