Simplicity 2171

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Honestly, we are a good two months away from sundress weather here but we had a freakishly early glimpse into summer last week that gave me the urge to sew sundresses for my girls. I used Simplicity 2171, a super easy but absolutely adorable little pattern. The only change I made was to add interfacing to the bodice.

This dress is made in a size 3 for my nearly three year old, Penny. The cat print is “Paris Paws” by Alexander Henry. I bought it on sale last year from Sew, Mama, Sew, intending to make it into a dress for her. The other two prints are DS Quilts prints from JoAnns. She calls this her kitty dress and can’t wait to wear it.

I made this version of the dress in both a size 3 and a size 8 so both girls have matching dresses. The bird print is Nest by Valori Wells and the dot is DS Quilts again. The pink in both prints is to the coral side and tricky to coordinate with other prints so I was thrilled when I found that they worked well together.
I’m hoping for cooperative girls and a little modelling session. If I have luck, I will share more pictures later.