Hey friends, I can't get enough of summer clothes on my little ones!  They are just too darn cute crawling around in these little outfits!!!!  I am such a fan of the colors of summer - pink, orange, blue, yellow.... and I think I've gotten a little carried away!  We've gotta look cute though, right?  This month, I learned how to do two things that I thought were going to be really hard but were actually SO EASY - button holes and reversible outfits.  Really, it was all in my head on the difficulty of these two skills.  One thing with sewing that I love is learning new techniques and applying it to what I already know.  I think that is what learning is all about - trying something new and adding that layer to your project to make it extra special.

Here are some things I've been working on:

Adeline and Maralee

I purchased all four fabrics at Simply Unique in Ozark, AL

For these dresses, I followed the McCall's Cozy Toes pattern.  To be honest ladies, I didn't like it.  The dress was not a typical reversible dress....I would have much rather done a pillowcase dress and called it a day.  Also, the bloomers were a mess to make.  The pattern has you cut out two pieces to make them and you have to sew the inside and outside of the pant legs.  To save time and trouble, I prefer the patterns that have one piece and are just sewn up the middle.

A positive to the outfit is the top is short enough where the girls don't step on it as they crawl. One last thing - I scratched the elastic around the neck and chose to make four dresses instead of two reversible dresses.  Still, I was proud of them and think they turned out cute.

Another summer project of mine has been the Sydney Back Wrap from Bonnie Blue Designs.  I purchased my fabric at Beth's Heirloom Sewing in Wetumpka.  Love it!  It is reversible and you can even add little pockets on it.  Also, I found the perfect starfish applique at Five Star Fonts.

Now, here is the reverse side of the dress.  I went with a soft, sweeter look.  But, to me, my girls are always sweet :)   (most of the time!!!!!)

On a side note; this pattern runs a little big so you might have to go down a size depending on your child's height and weight.  These open back dresses are perfect to stay cool in the summer!

Now that the girls are getting bigger, we can wear t-shirts and shorts - perfect for bumming or a quick errand around town.  I think these appliques are so fitting for summertime!

I found the shirts at Old Navy super cheap!

I also made two dresses for some friends using the Kayla Jumper pattern from Bonnie Blue Designs.  This was the same pattern I used here but I didn't add the ruffle or the ties to these dresses.  I love using the same pattern to make all of these unique dresses...the possibilities are endless!!!!

Laney's first birthday was ladybug themed and I lucked up and found this cute fabric on my trip to Beth's

My sweet sewing friend, Stephanie is having a little girl so I made her this Auburn themed dress

Here are some other gifts I have made:

I monogrammed the curlz G on this cute 4th of July dress!  (same Kayla pattern in case you were wondering)

The Carson twins HAD to have some monogrammed onesies from their favorite twin friends!

Lilly Broox's mom wanted me to add her name to these Carter's onesies...a great way to make a commercial outfit unique!

This monogrammed L added the finishing touch to Laney's adorable Rosalina outfit

Hope y'all enjoyed viewing these summer outfits.  Stay tuned because pretty soon it's gonna be time for some FOOTBALL!!!!!

Till next time, let your light shine!

Blessings, christen

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