And here we have four sweet linen dresses. The plain linen is headed for Etsy, the others all have homes already.
The smaller of the two blue dresses is for my niece’s first birthday in June. The larger is for her little friend, Olivia. Olivia’s house was broken a few weeks ago, and Olivia is having a hard time adapting to all the change she’s suddenly experiencing. This little dress is woefully inadequate to make her feel better, but we all enjoy presents when we’re down, so I hope this will help in some small way. Both dresses have matching bucket hats, which are not pictured. (broken = a drunk driver drove through their house going 60 mph – he was going 80 before slamming on the brakes. He drove literally through the house, front to back, in the front, stopped on the deck, also took out a chunk of the second floor.)
The dress in the middle picture is also for my niece’s birthday. I thought the fun crabs were an interesting statement, and I had just enough left over for a pair of matching bloomers.
And, as I said, the plain one is headed for Etsy. These dresses were so fun to make, I couldn’t stop at just three!
PS, I joined the Use What You Have craftalong at Craftster, and this project fits well within that craftalong. All made with stuff I already owned. (I actually kind of had this dress in mind when I bought the crab fabric, though.)