Friday, March 25, 2011

Sundresses for New Twins

Some neighbours of ours had twin girls a little while ago....We were so excited for them.They have two little boys already, very similar ages to our children when our twins were born. They are not especially good friends of ours, but more like just good neighbours. We know her parents better.....they own our local Post Office/Pub/Shop! It's that kinda place!
So when it came to getting/making them gifts for the babies, I struggled...would they like something hand-made...not everyone does. What type of thing should I make...something for their room....or should I just go buy them a voucher for a shop, where they could buy essentials for the girls...
But no...I decided to make them sundresses...in a country which hardly sees enough sun to warm our backs! I think this recent spell of good weather went to my head!!
March, they say, is "A month of many weathers".

Blue Floral Sundress

Red Spotty Sundress

I used a Farbenmix pattern which I won in a giveaway a long time ago...It's called...wait for it....Zwergenverpackung. There are several other patterns in the packet, aside from the dress. However the dress is very like the free Pop-over Sundress from Oliver+S. I am really hoping, that if the parents like them, that can be worn over long-sleeved tops when the weather is less kind.
The floral fabric was only half a metre, bought locally, and the spotty red fabric came from Dots'n'Stripes a while ago. Dots'n'Stripes also sell the Zwergenverpackung pattern.

17 comments:

motherof5 said...

Lovely Millie!
I always get excited when I hear about twins!
There is an understanding there.

Cindy said...

Adorable! I just assumed when I first saw the pictures that it was the popover dress. But looking again, it looks like they're a little fuller through the main part.

Nicole said...

You are an expert in sewing for twins :-) I love the fabric combinations, they look so summery!

Millie said...

Thanks Nicole....There sure is an understanding!

thank you Cindy...I kept thinking that this pattern was similar to another one I knew, but couldn't think which one!! You are right, the main part seems to be fuller.

Aww..thanks Nicole. I have had plenty of practice! The red/orange spot is so lovely and smooth.

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Medrie said...

Super cute! Times two!

Joy said...

They are darling dresses, even is the pattern name is a mouthful! I'm sure the parents will love them for photos (whatever the weather) - coordinating but not matching exactly.

mise said...

They are ever so sweet and charming, the perfect present.

Millie said...

Thank Medrie...I love making things for twins!

Thank you Joy! I hope they like them, but I fear that they will have lots of clothes already....everyone likes to give little girls clothes!

Thanks Mise! I still haven't seen these little babies, but I am really looking forward to meeting them. Aparently they are like chalk and cheese!

Sadhbh said...

I'm sure they'll love them. I always love getting things that are 'the same but different' for my twinnies. Well done!

Millie said...

Thanks Sadhbh...that's one of the reasons I took up sewing, because I couldn't find co-ordinating outfits for my girls. You had to choose between either exactly the same or totally different, it was hard to find "equal" outfits! Also I didn't have time to shop!

SewMentalMama said...

These are so sweet, with the perfect mix of fabrics, and I also thought they were the O+S Popover at first.
Angela

Millie said...

Thanks Angela! They are very similar patterns.

Andrea said...

How adorable! I visited my local quilt shop today, and they carry lots of similarly sweet patterns...it was just the push i needed to get back into the sewing room:)

Millie said...

Thank you Andrea! I am really glad to hear you got to the shop and also that you found some inspiration.

chocolattebutton said...

Love them!

Millie said...

Thank you chocolattebutton!

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