My husband and I raised two boys so everything in our home was boy, boy, boy.
Needless to say, when I saw these precious little dresses, I was hooked!
Isn't it the cutest?
If you have little girls in your world,
you've probably seen these or even made them for your little ones.
But for me, they were something new.
Now for the neat part...
guess what they are made from?
These little dresses are easy to make, you only need a few materials:
and of course:
The pattern and directions are from Nancy's Notions, you can find it here.
Her directions are very easy to follow...and the sewing is basic.
Once I made the first one...I wanted to make another.
And after I got the hang of it, it only took me about 30 minutes per dress!
The possibilities are endless!
I think they are so sweet and perfect for warm summer days.
However, I'll bet a little blouse or t-shirt would be cute underneath on cooler days as well!
Be sure to drop by for loads of inspiration!
Now, what am I going to do with the dresses I've made?
Glad you asked!
At the top of Nancy's Notions pattern (link above) it mentions an organization called:
Little Dresses for Africa founded by Rachel O'Neill.
It is a non-profit organization that sends these dresses to little girls in need.
They mainly are sent to regions of Africa,
however they are also sent to needy children here in the states.
For loads of information, see Rachel's site here.
And by the way, they also have Britches for Boys!
You can find that pattern here.