Now that I know there are very likely no nieces in my future (what  to do with all those dolls & My Little Ponies I saved…?) I’m exploring all the fun things there are to make for little boys. And, thanks to good friends who have daughters, I have some adopted nieces to spoil when I’m feeling the need for something girly 🙂

And the past couple weeks it’s been girly central around here and I loved it!

First up… a friend who’s expecting a little girl. Now she’s not a girly girl at all, but I did learn that she loves the little a-line pinafore dresses and conveniently my 1 yard wonder – fabric by fabric book had a pattern for a sweet little pinafore dress. I kept her in mind when picking fabric: a yellow and grey chevron (I also used this in her baby quilt and had to  use it again since it was my favorite) and a super cute fabric with little green woodland critters. The pattern called for a scalloped edge on the bottom which I did for the green, but it didn’t feel quite right for the chevron so I folded that part of the pattern under and cut a straight edge.

I’m not always a fan of bias tape, but thanks to these dresses I discovered 1/4″ bias tape which is much, much cuter as trim. Yellow of course for the chevron and because I couldn’t help my self (and it is one of my favorite color combos), pink for the green dress.

chevron back

the back

chevron front

Love it!

deer back

the back, again

deer front

So sweet

 And next up… we get really girly! Another friend has a four year old who loves pink, purple and sparkle so it was no holds barred on this one! (Though I do have to apologize in advance because wow that glitter tulle sheds everywhere! It’s glitter mania in my house right now). She’s also in love with ballet so this was an easy one – tutu time! Thanks to the many, many helpful tutu tutorials online – the cutting takes awhile, but otherwise this was a really fun and easy project.

Pink glitter tulle, purple glitter tulle and some opalescent for an extra fairy look.

Pink glitter tulle, purple glitter tulle and some opalescent for an extra fairy look.

I don't really want to know how many little strips I cut - but it started out as 5 yards of fabric!

I don’t really want to know how many little strips I cut – but it started out as 5 yards of fabric!

And, so cute! I can't wait to give it to her, but this one's for a birthday that's still a month away.

And, so cute! I can’t wait to give it to her, but this one’s for a birthday that’s still a month away.

 

 

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