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School has officially been out for two weeks here in Saipan and I can pretty much sum up our summer so far in three points- 1. Beaches/Hikes to Beaches 2. Pools 3. Summer Reading Program.
In other words, we love summer.
Not that it hasn’t been an adjustment, nor has it been all sugar plums and sweetness around here (whoa still finding our groove and re-adjusting to hanging out with each other 24-7), but summer really does suit us. Sleeping in (ok, just not rushing out the door by 7:30), being outside, and tons of reading are not a bad schedule, not bad at all. Add in gorgeous beaches, a pool pass for the next month, and kids that are both at pretty darn fun ages, and we’re back to ILOVESUMMERSOMUCH.
The kids have been spending most afternoons playing Legos in the play room (which also houses my sewing machine and party supplies). Just being in there so much has led to a bunch of sewing projects, including this simple reversible linen dress, following this easiest ever dress tutorial (and adding a pocket). I love easy projects, y’all.
Following the same process as I used to make Piper’s dress, I made Piper’s baby doll “Agnes” a linen dress just like Pi’s. To do so, I measured the approximate length from her doll’s shoulders to her knees. Then I made an outline similar to Piper’s pattern pieces (I used the full sized dress as a guide for the neckline, arm holes, sleeve ties and hem). Voila- matching doll dress. Aka four year old heaven.
If you want to make a little girl very happy, just make her mini me a matching dress. Good note to file away.
I hope y’all are enjoying the beginning of summer as much as we are (and weathering the bumps that all the together-time brings as well!). If you find any super-easy sewing projects that need to make their way to the top of my pile, pass those along please!