August 8, 2011

true's ideas

All last week, True kept talking about how she wanted to make a dress and bow for Brave's birthday present, so on an afternoon we set out to do just that. I needed something quick and simple, so kimono style was the way to go (just two pieces). True picked out the fabric and she added all the finishing touches.

On white fabric and with some fabric marker, True made the details that really made the dress so special. Then, we free motioned embroidered some parts of it after I sewed on her little handmade pieces. She was super proud of her creation and to have something made for her little sister. She worked hard wrapping it and keeping a little surprise for her sister. It really made my heart melt to see the loving big sister come out. These girls are the best of friends, but can also be the best of enemies!
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She was so excited to finally give it to Brave at the "Camp Out" (post to come) and Brave really loved it so much. The very next day we made sure Brave wore it out on one of our weekend adventures.

We had so much going on this weekend that I don't even know where to start. Expect a picture overload soon...

37 comments:

  1. What a sweet sister! And the dress + photo are sooooo cute. Brave is adorable!

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  2. will you be posting some sort of pattern for this dress?? it is so cute, and would love to make it for my two girls!

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  3. I'd love to know what pattern you used for this ... so easy to do during the Baby's nap. Gorgeous x

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  4. oh my...this made me teary eyed! how sweet :)

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  5. I love the cut of this dress, and the details are so adorable!

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  6. Wow if that does not melt your heart I dont know what will! So darling and Brave looks so grown up in that pic. too cute!

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  7. the last picture of brave in her dress, is just about the cutest thing ever.

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  8. So adorable!! The whole time I thought it was a doll dress because I had no perspective, but then seeing the dress on Brave just made me melt!

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  9. So great! I'd love to know if you used a pattern or how you figured out the sizing to do it without one.

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  10. so sweet!! the best birthday present ever!

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  11. i love how brave is posing in that last pic. she's so good in front of the camera. :) how sweet is true?! does that dress come in my size? haha!

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  12. Aw. that's really sweet. And darling dress design

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  13. True is such a sweet big sister and so creative!! The dress is beautiful.

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  14. This is the most precious thing I have ever seen!!! love your girls!

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  15. I love it ! Sell it this is great and I just love it ! Put some items for her on the store this is just fab !

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  16. ooooh, what a sweet story! The dress looks super pretty :) x

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  17. Awwwww I love that idea so much! It makes me want to have more than one baby one day! :)

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  18. this is BEYOND CUTE!!!! love it ^_^

    vivI.Iviv
    www.lovexevol.blogspot.com

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  19. This is definitely one of my all-time favorite gifts. Your sweet True has such a beautiful heart!

    Also, I would love love love a tutorial for that dress. It is adorable!

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  20. awww, girls are the sweetest! very cute!

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  21. awwww!!! :D :D :D goodness gracious me, your girls are sweeter than sweet :D SO CUTE of True. happy belated birthday, Bravie ♥

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  22. That is BEAUTIFUL! What a sweet idea for a present xxx

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  23. awwww... so adorable! :) its going to be something she's keep for a looong time! happy birthday, petal! :)

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  24. oh. my. gosh. this is SO FREAKING CUTE. oh my goodness. lol. GREAT blog!

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  25. Omg, that is just the most heart-touching thing! I love it! What sweet and thoughtful girls you have!

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  26. Oh my... that is the sweetest thing I have seen in a very long time!! H xo

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  27. um, tutorial please! Can I just say that your girls are the sweetest?! I hope to get pregnant with my 2nd soon and can't wait for the sibling present-making :)

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  28. awww...Brave looks so adorable in that dress and she has a sweet smile. i'm a new reader and i love reading your posts, love the other following posts on the fresh produces and food! Will definitely stay tuned.

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  29. Wow, that's so adorable! I'm going to show this to my sister and asker her why she's never made me a dress!

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  30. You have a little fashion designer on your hands! This is so cute, and you can tell Brave loves it. Good job, True!

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  31. That is THE sweetest thing ever! I love the stories of your sweet girls that you share with us Rubyellen! :)

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