Mark had the day off today, and because of that, I was able to sneak off for about an hour to do a bit of sewing.

I used lil blue boo's Sundress Tutorial to make a little something for Audra.

About sixty seconds into the tutorial I realized that I really should have measured her. But she was sleeping, so that was out.

Oh well. I was going to carry on, anyway. I figured if it was too big for Audra it could become a shirt for Adelia. Then I got all excited about that idea: How practical! One sewn item that could fit both girls, but as a dress on Audra and a shirt on Adelia!


Were I to make this again, I would make a few changes:
1. Add elastic to make stretchy straps instead of the ties. (Yes, the ties are cute, but then you have to tie them, every time.)
2. Add about an inch to the chest measurement. (It works for Audra but it took a little squeezing to get Adelia into it.)
3. Add an inch to the length.


  1. You are so talented! And that fabric is just adorable.

    I love dresses like this for the same reason. One year Delaney wears them as a dress, and the next year she wears them as a shirt. And if I put a t-shirt underneath she can wear it all year long. Love it!

  2. SO CUTE! Can I add a photo to my gallery? I should add to my instructions to add extra room for younger children....their bellies are bigger than their chest and it makes it tight!!

  3. I'm so happy for you that you got a chance to sew!! Yay!

    And, well worth the time - it's adorable. I'll have to add it to my "to sew" list. ;-)

  4. Awww... precious! I really need to carve out a little more time for sewing. I cut out a teepee for the kids last night!

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  6. I LOVE the dresses! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I'm not so sure about it only taking 45 minutes or an hour for me... probably a few days is more like it, but I definitely want to try! :)

  7. Great job...will you be whipping up more of them? I think they would be cute with a onesie underneath for fall wear.

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

  8. That is so cute!! The girls are growing so quickly. I really want to learn to sew but someone took apart my machine and lost the parts.... Guess I will have to buy a new one. and learn. Great Job!

  9. This dress/shirt is really, really cute and clever and crafty. You are so gifted. I love you to pieces, my industrious, smart wife.

  10. Hey, I recognize that fabric (changing pad)...extra cute on your girls. Nice work.

  11. This is gorgeous - what beautiful girls and a clever Mama!


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