I did it!
I’ve officially made the girls matching outfits! It’s okay if this post is sort of vomit inducing for some of you. Sometimes I vomit because of cuteness too…
I made the girls matching sweatshirts WAY back before Charlotte was born. I used them in a photo shoot I did to mark Charlotte’s one month birthday and Sophie’s 18 month birthday… but I hardly count those. One cannot truly say they’ve made matching outfits until they’re matching ensembles… which these are. Behold:
I know that with the intense pattern, combined with the extra textured rug, this photo has a lot to look at. I’ll follow-up this post with the girls actually IN there outfits when Thanksgiving rolls around (anyone else counting down the days until endless mashed potatoes and turkey? Anyone? Anyone?) but I figured I would nurse my boosted matching-outfits ego by posting a little sneak peek! I think the size difference is really funny. Sophie’s is just a touch too big because it’s a size 2T but this is still a great illustration of how teeny tiny we all start out at.
To make these I used this great pattern. Check it out! It was super easy and I’m probably going to make about a bazillion shirts/dresses out of it. All I did to modify it was extend the sleeve length to make it on-the-verge-of-Minnesota-winter acceptable. I also really liked the idea of doing different color ribbons to customize these dresses and, unintentionally, the ribbons match their eyes. Right now Charlotte’s are a brownish-green (can’t wait to see what color they turn out to be in the end) and Sohpie’s got really ice blue eyes. The ribbons also help to break up the busy-ness of the fabric I used. Isn’t it a nice fall fabric? I’ve had it forever just waiting to be used. Finally went to a good project, don’t you think?
Anyone else out there making matching outfits for their little ones? What do you think about moms and children matching? I haven’t quite been able to convince myself that’s a good idea yet… you never know though.