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Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums

That title just popped into my head.  The girls always say this little rhyme: 

Apple, peaches, pears and plums, (repeat)

Tell me when your birthday comes. (repeat)

They claim Joci made it up, but I don’t know, the cadence is just too good.  I think someone is pulling my leg.

Anyway… I just wanted to come and post this little dress I made for Abber-doodle.  I love this fabric!  It’s too fun.  We first chose the fabric, and then went to go look for a pattern, and lo and behold, the fabric on the pattern was SO close to the one we had chosen.  It was fate.  (if you believe in that sort of thing.)

The pattern is a McCall pattern number M5613 as seen here:

Pattern Found Here


I made Joci the dress on the right, but really should have measured her.  It’s a bit too long in the straps and wide in the chest.  She’s like a little string bean, tall and skinny.  Instead of altering it, we’ll just wait a little bit.  She grows so fast anyway, it won’t be long before she’s wearing it. 

For Abby I made the one on the left, and I have to say, it turned out great!  I’m not usually very good at reading and following patterns.  I get kind of confused (which is why I don’t crochet, because I can’t follow the directions!)  However, this one just clicked for me, and I’m really proud of the way it turned out!

I love the pleats in the front.  I considered doing them on Joci’s dress too, but didn’t want them to look basically the same.  I mean, they’re close enough as it is.  I’m still toying with the idea of the pockets.  They certainly add something.  I might just add them still.

What I love is that Abby also loves the dress!  That’s always a big thing.  I can make a bunch of things, but if she won’t wear them, then there’s really no point, huh?

Her favorite part?  The red buttons. 


One Response to “Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums”

  • Autumn's Mom says:

    That is SO cute. I love the pattern, and the material, and you did a great job on the pleats on the front. Tell Abbers that I love the buttons, too! I notice you got an umbrella……that will make it so much nicer out back on those hot summer days. Ours broke during the last wind storm, so I need to get another one pretty soon.

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Hi, I’m Autumn. Welcome to my blog! I created this website because I have always loved to make things whether it was through crafting, photographing, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking, writing. You name it, I’ve tried it! The problem is, I never stick to one thing. I’m constantly jumping from one hobby to another and back again. There are just so many I enjoy that I can’t help but diversify my interests. I hope that by sharing my creativity with you you’ll be inspired to try something new. Maybe you'll find so many things you are interested in that you also become a fickle hobbyist!
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