I knew I wanted to make the girls dresses with the shirring since they are my favorite dresses for the summer and they do look easy to make. I brought my prized Katie Jump Rope fabric to make them out of. It just took some adjusting on the sewing machine to get it to like the elastic thread in the bobbin, but once we figured that out it was so easy. I am going to make these dresses all the time now for my girls and for gifts.
Here are my girls in them. My Mom made the elastic headbands for them to match.
The straps are just two long pieces of fabric that we tied into bows. So simple.
I just love me some matching dresses for sisters! Now I can make them anytime.
I made Erin a shirt using McCall's pattern # M5787. I did # B the tank top with out the ruffle since Erin is not a ruffle girl.
I realized I forgot to take a picture of it. I also used Katie Jump Rope in the Green Bandana fabric since it is one of Erin's all time favorites. You can kind of see the shirt in my hand in this picture of my Mom & I.
Thanks Mom so much for showing me how to make these clothes! Now I feel good enough to do it all on my own.