kids clothes


I’m trying to eek out a few more clothes for the girls while I:
a) still feel inspired to make things for them and
b) before summer slips away and it’s fall before I know it

Almost every morning it’s a struggle to get them dressed and it’s so weird, but Natalie almost always picks something that matches what Emily is wearing that day.  Dress and dress, skirt and skirt, you get the picture.  I guess Emily’s a born leader, I’ll have to let you know how that pans out.

So obviously a dress for each of them in the same style was completely necessary.  I’m sure they would have loved me to make something exactly the same (never would have thought that!), but I just can’t bring myself to do it. So I won’t – probably ever.

I used Lil Blue Boo‘s Sundress Tutorial. It’s so sweet and simple, and I knew the girls would love to twirl in them.

Love me a pretty summer dress.  ♥


Fabrics: red dress is a mystery print by Bernatex and Hugs and Kisses in Pink and Lime by Anna Maria Horner – Loulouthi.
Blue dress: Loulouthi Buoyancy in Deep by Anna Maria Horner, Kona cotton in coal.

39 thoughts on “sundresses

  1. Libby says:

    These are gorgeous–beautiful fabrics. I want one in my size!

  2. Ruth says:

    These dresses are both utterly lovely! The fabric choices are really great, and the animation is fab!

  3. linda says:

    the girls look gorgeous in these dresses the fabric is lovely and i love the last pic :))

  4. Sasha says:

    Adorable!!! The girls look so cute!!!!!!

  5. Great pics Anna. The girls look so cute! I love the sundresses. I think Hannah needs one too. Like you say, before summer turns to fall.

    I’ve got inspiration, fabric, a great tutorial…. now I just need some sewing time.

  6. amy says:

    So cute!! It looks like a really comfy dress! I need to get started on some clothes for preschool (they will both be there this year, yippee!!!!).

  7. Carolyn says:

    Gorgeous little dresses! I love the fabrics that you chose and their faces are just adorable!

  8. So, so pretty!!! I have to know how you did that with your last photo!!!???

    I love that puddle pic, too — so cute!

  9. Such adorable little girls and dresses!

  10. Laura B says:

    So cute! But now I’ve got two more things to add to my to-do list for my girls.

  11. aren’t they just adorable! There’s nothing quite like a new summer’s dress 🙂

  12. M says:

    Enjoy this while it happens. My girls used to be just like this. I loved making them matching outfits especially cute little dresses. Now my oldest who is 6 weeks away from 13 is way too cool to let her little sister dress like her. It goes by so fast. Enjoy your little ones. They are adorable.

  13. Dalya says:

    So cute! Awesome fabric combination! Your daughters are so adorable and that animation screams cuteness! ;D

  14. Gingercake says:

    Wonderful! My girls are the same- big one sets the tone for the day. I don’t like matchy matchy either- I’ll have to try these out! that last thing with the movement is so cool! Great job here.

  15. Emily says:

    Fun dresses and pictures!! They will also be cute in the fall layered over a white turtleneck. . . . 🙂

  16. kristin says:

    the dresses are so cute! great colors. your girls look so fun, too – i love the crazy hair while they’re spinning around.

  17. WandaFish says:

    Beautiful dresses and adorable models! I particularly love the buoyancy print dress 🙂

  18. meg says:

    how funny, I just made an animated gif of a dress I made! Though yours is much nicer. That sundress is on my list as well. Great minds…

  19. Cindy says:

    Adorable dresses!! Looks like they love them too! 🙂

  20. Alexis says:

    They are lovely (dresses and the girls!) not seen that tutorial before but I’ll definitely be trying it out!!

  21. Nandini says:

    love, Love, LOVE that last picture 🙂

  22. ayumills says:

    Darling! Those dresses look amazing on them and they look so happy! They’ll treasure these dresses forever and these pictures too – so beautifully full of memories!

  23. Mstitch says:

    These dresses are so qute! I like to visit your blog!

  24. Andreja says:

    Really nice dresses and your girls are so sweet♥

  25. Delia says:

    I love these pictures. Your girls are so spunky and cute. The dresses are so beautiful too!

  26. These posts always make me smile. Thank goodness for sweet little girls!

  27. This is quite possibly the most fun post ever. Awesome photos and animation, not to mention the dresses are pretty sweet, too 🙂

  28. Lovely dresses – and yes, after glancing at the tutorial – soooo simple! Love the little animation at the end!

  29. Maxabella says:

    Ah, sooo pretty! Soon it will be sundress time again for us. x

  30. tweal says:

    Lovely dresses, and great photos too!

  31. Lily Razz says:

    These girls are having so much fun, I love it! Thanks for posting this post and these pictures! You’ve done a great job making thõse dresses!

  32. says:

    The dresses are so cute, but the girls are ADORABLE! Love the photos! Thanks!

  33. Steffanie says:

    Darling dresses and girls! And the motion pic at the end is AWESOME!

  34. Shawneecj says:

    Dear Anna: I love your choice of fabrics and the combination of same. You inspire me.

    May I ask where you bought the newsprint; i.e., lettered fabric?
    Thanks so much


  35. Anna says:

    hey carole,
    I think the fabric you’re referring to is:

    looks like they’re already sold out of the black/white…

  36. Lydia says:

    I LOVE these photos of the girls, they are so beautiful, cute & funny! Love their expressions! And the dresses are absolutely wonderful…I want one of my own! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

  37. Vicky says:

    Sweet photos of sweet girls in gorgeous dresses. x

  38. gorgeous little dresses! You selected such cute prints that work beautifully together.

    I also love the “slideshow” effect with the girls running. How did you do that?
    Lovely blog 🙂

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