Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Little "Lilly" Inspiration

While strolling through a department store in the late winter or early spring, I spotted some of the most darling shift dresses in the girls' department. These "Lilly" dresses are the perfect choice for the south's hot summer weather. Not having a little girl, I immediately thought of my sweet little cousins. The "Lillian" by Children's Corner was the perfect pattern for me to make my version of those dresses. I knew the fabric wanted to use, too....the "preppy" pink, green, and yellow whales!

Children's Corner "Lillian"

My "Lilly" Dress and detail on back...

For three little cousins...two little dresses and a pair of shorts! The shorts are for my son. A great pattern is the "Felix" by Maja's Heirlooms. I lenghten it for by son. I added the patch pockets on the sides....after sewing the side seams, lay the coordinating fabric on the side and decide how large you want the pocket. My finished pockets are about 8" by 8".

One of our white tees with a gingham applique or a simple navy monogram is perfect with the shorts complete this outfit!

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