Every Thanksgiving day my husband's family all gather to take an annual picture. Pretty much the only picture of me that is taken all year, ha! I love to look back and see how my little family has grown. Last year I made all the girlies tops (just my girls). The twins were a last minute thing and Abby's was one that I had made probably 6 months earlier. This time I am going to be prepared. I asked my MIL what colors she was thinking, and since she didn't have anything specific in mind, I suggested jewel tones. I am LOVING the trend. Typically I try to stay away from trendy looks, that will be dated in pictures, but not this time. I was talking with her this afternoon when she mentioned Thanksgiving was next week. What?! I thought I still had 2 weeks, not 1! Then she goes on to say that since we want good light we will do it this Sunday. Aaaagh! I had better get sewing, quickly!
So I decided on a pierrot tunic in some yummy AMH voile for one of the twins... probably big twin... I will have to see what other inspiration strikes...
I made the 12 month lengthened to 2t for more of a dress look, though it is still a little short to be considered a dress. Definitely needs some bottoms with it.
I also lengthened the sleeves, did a narrow hem on both the sleeves and the dress.
The sleeves are longer, but don't get in the way of playing, which is a must!
I am undecided if Abby will wear her ice cream top, will they be too matchy-matchy? Or go with a hopscotch dress in this (mustard + ivory stripe jersey) with with teal leggings/skinny jeans.
So way back before I started blogging I actually tested the pattern for Rae. I was probably only chosen because I had a tiny baby (or two, ha!). I tested the newborn size.
This is Izzy, aka big twin. Look at how little she was!!! Even though it was newborn size she was 4 months in this picture.
This is actually what was intended for family pictures last year, but I never finished the cranberry colored one, so I went with something else. (Again Izzy).
Then the two together, Georgia on the left, Elizabeth on the right. And they were 4 months in this one too.
I have always intended to make another one (or ten), and the only excuse I can come up with was the weather! It is such a quick and easy sew there really isn't a reason not to make more.