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Butterick B4956 – The present for two year old girls

November 18, 2014

This year, two of my closests friend’s daughters turned two, and it gave me chance to use this cute pattern again that I made for Girl Tweedie when she was two.

First up I made this one for the daughter of a friend who I’ve known since we were seven years old 🙂

Lighthouse dress

Lighthouse dress

I made it out of fabric leftover from a Colette Peony I made last year, and added a navy ribbon waistband trim.

Elephants dress

Elephants dress

The second one was made for the daughter of a friend I met at work 11 years ago now, and who has been a wonderful friend ever since.  I made it out of fabric leftover from my Simplicity 1652 dress.  I left this one unadorned.

Inside one of the dresses

Inside one of the dresses

These little dresses are the perfect present for me to give, I think.  Each dress takes a couple of hours to make, and the recipient gets something handmade and unique, and I get to put my fabric remnants to good use!  Everyone’s a winner!

  1. November 18, 2014 1:57 pm

    So cute! Love the lighthouse fabric! You have very lucky friends to have you sew for them, and you are very lucky to have friends who appreciate your talent. 🙂

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      November 19, 2014 9:22 am

      I wish I could sew more for my friend’s children, actually, but I don’t really sew a lot even for my own. Especially not my son, who I’ve only ever sewn one pair of trousers for! Oops!

  2. November 19, 2014 8:43 pm

    Just beautiful! What lucky girls.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      November 20, 2014 9:59 am

      Thanks. I hope they enjoy wearing them (or that their mummies enjoy seeing them wearing them!).

  3. November 22, 2014 11:33 pm

    Those are both lovely. What a thoughtful gift.

    • tabathatweedie permalink*
      November 23, 2014 7:34 pm

      Thanks Vanessa.

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