When I hear the words "Party Dress" I imagine something frilly, fancy, expensive, possibly "Dry Clean Only." Now I figured that just won't do for two two year olds when there is a guaranteed chance of at least birthday cake being smeared all over it and possibly any number of other tasty birthday treats.
It wasn't hard for me to decided to make a set of party dresses for my sweet girls--a sewing mama's kind of gift. I bought these two fabrics--bunny print and chicken print a couple months ago with the Cintronille Suzanne pattern in mind. And with their birthdays in the spring, it just seemed fitting to make them now. I never tire of chickens and bunnies around Easter time.
They twins were elated. I think I've mentioned before their current love for and fascination with all sorts of animals (I'm sure this is true with all toddlers). They always go for the animal books that we have and are quick to point out each and every animal they cross paths with. They immediately took to their dresses, so eager to put them on. As I was trying to get a long sleeved shirt on Beatrice for layering (it was a chilly day) she grabbed the shirt and threw it yelling "No! Bunny Dress!" She repeated this process a couple more times before I finally convinced her that she would still get to wear her bunny dress with the long sleeved shirt underneath. Yes, they are two--and I think they know it.
The delicious Tres Leches cake was purchased at a local Mexican bakery. Oh it was so good. And as I predicted, ended up all over the party dresses.
Happy Birthday babies--(sigh, not any more).