This post has been a couple of months in the making. I made these first two frocks for Adele and her bestie Elva, for their 4th birthdays in October and November last year. Unfortunately, I had to use a friend’s camera and they only just found the cord to download the photos.
I used the Oliver & S Rollerskate dress pattern to make these cute frocks. Adele picked the fabric and selected trim for each dress, which you can barely see along the hem. One has coral crochet trim, the other sky blue.
The dresses are made with a rayon challis from an old Amy Butler range of fabric. This piece has been maturing in my stash for a few years, so I’m quite happy that it has now been used.
The girls love their new frocks and as you can see, are quite skilled at accessorizing!
The next outfits were made for the girls for Christmas. Both are fans of The Little Mermaid and love dressing up. Unfortunately, I think most Little Mermaid costumes are tasteless on little girls. So using this tutorial which I found on Pinterest, I made the girls mermaid tail skirts and a simple tank from Jalie 3245, as opposed to a bikini/shell top.
Elva’s skirt is on backwards here, but you get the drift.
The girls both love their costume. Adele wears hers constantly. She has even worn it to Bunnings on a few occasions while running errands with my husband!
I made both costumes with swimsuit fabric from The Remnant Warehouse. This ensures they are easy to clean and don’t wrinkle. They also have a heap of stretch, so they will hopefully get at least a couple of years wear from them.
For one last dose of cute, here’s one more photo of Adele and Elva at dancing class.
They are so cute together!