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Matching Sister Outfits!

I always enjoyed dressing my daughters in matching dresses when they were little. There was such a small window of time when I was able to do this, so I took the opportunity to make matching sister dresses for a friend who has three little girls. The pattern I used is Callie from Children's Corner. It is a quick and easy sew and lets you have fun playing with fabric combinations! It also uses very little fabric - an additional bonus! I was able to make these 3 dresses using leftover pieces of the blue floral. The jumper style also allows for some size adjustment by just moving the button - a great help since the girls are not local! Unfortunately, Callie is no longer available (grab it if you can find it on a destash site or ebay!), but Lainey from Bonnie Blue designs is almost the exact same pattern!

For my matching sister dresses, I used Medallion Fabric and some odds and ends of Blue Flower (I have one July Flowers kit of this left and that is all). For the trim, I inserted the fun Scalloped Edging in a matching orange color.

Scalloped Edgind

The pattern gives directions on how to add piping, or a ruffle, and both are easy to do. It may seem that turning the inside corner of the bodice facing would be difficult, but I found it was quite easy.

Applying scalloped edging

Simply stitch a 1/4 of an inch past the turn, place your needle down, lift the presser foot and pivot. Continue stitching along the facing.

Applying trim to facing

Since the trim is being turned into a smaller area, there is no need to miter the corner. One other tip I have for sewing either of these patterns is to interface the facings and strap with a soft and lightweight interfacing such as French Fuse. It gave the facings some body and make the entire process so much easier! I hope you give Lainey a try and I hope these little girls love their dresses!

Finished Sister Dresses


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