Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Dresses on Vacation...

Our California Vacation...
I made these dresses from Sandi Henderson's clair pattern. I have also added this link toShabby Nest, because what can be more frugal than homemade dresses? Here we are in California. I wanted to take the girls to the beach with the dresses for a little photo shoot. That didn't really happen. But I do LOVE the first photo here. I will definitely be putting that up.
Sophie being adorable in the Ocean. She LOVED it!

She loves posing for the camera. She doesn't need to do much to be adorable!


The plan was not to use the dresses as swimwear, but what do you do? I had this vision in my head of these gorgeous photos by the beach, but the girls were drenched in minutes. I got a different kind of photo shoot, and I adore the photos we got. What do you expect with four little crazy children?

Hope you all like how the dresses turned out. Just looking at the photos makes me want to sew!


18 comments:

Amy said...

Ready to sew when you are! The photos are FanTaSTic and your girls are adorable!

Sara said...

heather -- i just got that pattern in the mail TODAY! now i'm even more excited to sew some dresses for Ruby :)
(once I can find some elastic thread ... where did you get yours? all we have is walmart, as you know)

Ashlie Dalton said...

Very cute Heather! How are you faring these days- pregnancy wise?

Ashlie Dalton said...

Oops... sorry to get so personal, I didn't realize at first that this was the craft blog :)
I won't be offended if it gets deleted.
Love the dresses and your girls are adorable!

grammajill said...

Oh my cutie pies! I love the beach,too! It is the unexpected that makes it so fun!

Megan said...

So cute, I love that they're all in the ocean, Sophie is so grown up!

kwiltmakr said...

Nice dresses and they look great. Nice to see a little girl in a dress these days. Looks like the girls had a ton of fun.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

darling dresses! thanks for sharing.

TheOldPostRoad said...

Those are beautiful dresses and pictures!

Stephanie said...

LOVE the dresses and the pictures!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Don't know what's cuter: the dresses, the picts or the girls....yes! the girls all the way!!!

Kara said...

Those dresses are absolutely darling. So are your girls. You got some great photos!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Those dresses are adorable with a capital A. Too bad my girls are too old to wear what I want them to. :)

Wendy said...

Love the dresses. My girls did the same thing last time we were at the beach. We had them all dressed up for photos and they ended up in the ocean!

Rebecca Welch said...

I'm not big on kids but these...cute overload! The dresses, the water, the kids themselves! GOLD STAR!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...
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Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Beautiful girls, dresses and pictures! Love it! I came across your blog from Lolas, I was leaving a comment and saw your fun blog name and thought I would come visit. So glad I did. Now a follower and am going to grab your button! I would love for you to stop by mine and see the great first giveaway I am having! A very Whimsy Birdie Bag I designed and yummy Cupcake Pincushion are up for grabs! Look forward to your friendship and more of your posts!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

The dresses and the girls are adorable! And the photos are fabulous. I know they didn't turn out how you had envisioned, but somehow I think that makes them more endearing.