I had to do it. There was no way of getting around it. You see, I’m in my sister’s wedding and well, you know how it is- bridesmaid dresses, certain color, shoes etc, etc. I tried putting it off for as long as possible until it was almost too late to order the dress I needed. Originally I had planned on buying a used dress on ebay, but the right dress in the right color and the right size never came up (of course the perfect dress is probably on ebay right this very second- I dare not even look). I briefly thought of making my own dress, but after a good shaking by my husband, I quickly realized that there was no way I could make a dress (for the first time) while also getting ready for a big move. So, many many dollars later, here is the dress I finally agreed to order. Anything for my dear little sis, cuz I love her to pieces!
I promise (to myself and all of the wardrobe refashionistas out there) that I will more than make up for this purchase. I think I may even try to sell this dress on EBay after the wedding. I already have more stuff to share, but no pictures yet. Except for these two cutie pies- My little E & I guy.
The shirts were made using freezer paper stencils (I love that stuff) and I made the shorts from a very easy pattern that I originally saw in a Kids Martha Stewart magazine (Summer ’03) using bandanas. I didn’t have any bandannas, but I had material that looks like bandannas. I really like how they turned out and they were very easy to make. They’d be really cute made with a Hawaiian print or some thing tropical. Don’t you think? Anyway, You can see how I made them HERE.