Hummingbird Play Dresses


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Project Run and Play is back in swing and I’m always so amazed at the gorgeous work the contestants do!  It’s so fun being inspired by their creations.  Check them out (and vote!) HERE.

I got these gorgeous knit fabrics from Elvelyckan Design last week and I immediately fell in love with the buttery soft feel of them and the great recovery!  I mean, this is the kind of knit you legit wanna make your underthings out of.  Except then no one would see the cute prints.

These darling hummingbirds were a great excuse to bust out Hey June’s Kensington dress pattern and make matching dresses for the twinners. Aren’t those pockets an adorable addition?  It’s been so warm here (in the 70’s) that I figured my girls could already use some Spring dresses…ironically, the day we shot these pics, it was freezing again and my girls had to be bribed to take their jackets off 😉




Since the girls are turning 5 this year, that’s the size I decided to make; obviously I underestimated their growth this past year…they’re still kinda shrimpy!  But no matter, lots of length to grow into.  I also ended up stitching the pockets closed and making a faux placket, caaaaaause I’m lazy like that.  But the girls have requested to be able to use the pockets so I guess I’ll go back and add buttonholes.  I’m such a slave to their whims!






A super simple project (especially if you omit the placket and pockets – it would take no time at all!) and my girls are thrilled.  The response these kinds of play-worthy dresses elicit from my girls makes me wonder why I ever make them anything more complicated!   Great pattern + high quality knit fabric = success!

The black/silver stripe knit used on the placket and pockets is from a Girl Charlee KnitFix bag.




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  • Reply
    February 3, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Bonnie, these dresses are soooooo darling! Your twins are adorable. Edible!

    • Reply
      February 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks Audrey! They sure are learning the art of hamming it up for the camera 😉

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