Monday, January 28, 2013

Sisters Make the Perfect Best Friend

This is my entry for week four for the Project Run & Play sew along - Love is in the Air theme.  I focused my design around sisterly love and made my daughters Arden and Hadley matching twirly skirts.  Since they both love their new dollies, Rose and Clementine also got matching skirts.

The skirts are loosely based on Dana's Market Skirt but I didn't include the pockets even though that's what originally made me fall in love with those skirts.  Instead, I hand embroidered a little heart on the hem with a running stitch.  I also embellished Arden's purchased tank and each of the dolls' skirts.

I strayed a bit from my goal of using only materials I had on hand and did purchase a half yard cut of pink check shirting material for the main part of the skirts.  The white material is the remainder of a twin sheet I cut to size for a toddler bed.  (Why is it that you can't buy a flat sheet to fit a toddler mattress?)

I admit, I had waaay too much fun editing the photos for this and creating fun graphics and the collage.  It's not often I get this many pictures of the two of them together looking happy.  It would be interesting to post the outtakes!  These were taken at an adorable mobile home park on the island where my parents live in Florida.  Many of the houses are painted fun colors so it's like a trailer park rainbow row - so happy!

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  1. Awwww these pictures remind me of pics of my sister and I when we were little... Such sweet girl in adorable skirts

  2. Really sweet little looks. I love that you made matching skirts for their dollies!

  3. Very lovely! It's fun to see sisters having a good time together. Makes me miss mine...

  4. your photo shoot is so sweet, and I love the editing too!
    Your girls in their little outfits are just adorable and I love the simple hand embroydery.
    Great Job Momma!
    with love

  5. I love the look and your girls are so sweet. What a fun photoshoot!

  6. So sweet, sisters and dolls matching the skirts...too cute for words.
    I could not resist using that hearts effect on the photos too, those are fun!

  7. The girls' new outfits are adorable! How sweet that their dolls are matching too.:)

  8. What sweet, precious sister photos you captured!! And, the addition of your doll outfits - over the top!! NICE!

  9. The girls outfits are darling and those pictures are too cute!

  10. This is darling and they are absolutely adorable. I hope you'll be adding this and any other posts you're proud of to my link party :)

    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

  11. Oh, these are just so soft and pretty. I love the little embroidered heart touch. Super sweet!

  12. Your girls are so sweet together - with matching dollies too!! So awesome!!!

  13. The girl's outfits are adorable and I love that their dolls received matching skirts as well. The hand-stitched hearts are the perfect touch. Thanks for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday:)

  14. We featured you on our blog. Thanks for sewing along!
    With Love,
    Shaffer Sisters


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