Earlier this week I showed you the vests I made for my boys for Christmas, and today it’s all about my girls in their Magrath Dresses! The pattern should be ready for testing in early January, and you can see the first version I made here. UPDATE: you can now get the Magrath Dress & Tunic PDF Pattern HERE!
I found the herringbone suiting, the mustard quilting cotton, and the red linen all at Jo-Ann. I originally wanted to use plaid for both of their dresses, but when I saw the herringbone I just couldn’t resist, and I’m so glad it worked out the way it did!
I didn’t realize until after I had began making Lola’s dress that it must have subconsciously been my attempt to redeem myself after ruining the original black and white herringbone fabric that I was going to use on this dress. Ha!
Both zippers were from the same bunch of vintage goodness that my friend gave me recently, and I love how the opposite fabric/zipper colors worked out between the two dresses.
Poor Lola managed to give herself a black eye in the night the other day, and I knew it would take a while to heal, so I decided we’d just capture the memory ;). That’s life with kids, right?
A sweetheart yoke is one of my favorite design elements ever, and I love how it gives the opportunity to mix and match fabrics.
This was the first time I’ve made my girls matching (or almost matching) dresses, and it was so fun! I wish I had time to make myself a matching skirt, but maybe that will still happen sometime. Won’t hold my breath on that one though :).
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season! I’m looking forward to relaxing and time with family and friends, and hope you get to enjoy those things also! Thanks for reading!