When Annelise of Aesthetic Nest asked me to join her tour, I took one look at the Prairie Rose Set and knew Ruby would love it. What little girl wouldn't? It is an entire collection of clothes patterns dominated by ruffles. :)
For Cora, I sewed up the maxi skirt, but more on that in a minute. Ruby received a modified blouse and pant.
For the blouse, I left off the ruffle and elastic casing on the sleeves. I also made the pants sans ruffle, added a pin tuck down the front and back of each leg, and narrowed the leg quite a bit. (photo above is the slimmer version, photo below (in boots) is the full-width leg). Even having omitted so many ruffles, this is a very fun and feminine look.
I can't tell you how much prancing and preening went on when I pulled this outfit out. Ruby could not stand still.
I made this floral maxi skirt for Cora (and the coral flashback skinny tee to coordinate), but she absolutely rejected it. Two year olds are impossible. Grrr.
I got little smiles for these photos only because she was so pleased with herself for not keeping the skirt on.
What a stink-face.
Ruby, who had been eyeing those flowers from the start, decided she could make it work, and quickly adopted the skirt. "It's ok if its not so long, mama."
Twirling promptly commenced.
So I guess that makes Ruby the big winner. She always gets ALL the clothes. (But I sure hope Cora softens her heart about that skirt, because ... SWOON!)
The Prairie Rose set is a fully collection that includes a blouse, dress, skirt, and pants for sizes 18 months - 8 years. If your little girl loves ruffles, this one is a crowd-pleaser (unless she is two, and then I make no promises).
Thanks, Annelise, for letting me participate in your pattern tour!