Gift for Violet

I bought this beautiful fabric to make mathcing dresses for my niece Lydia, and her baby sister who is due tomorrow. This is baby Violet's dress, and I'll be making Lydia a matching one. Hers will be more of a tunic and pants. I didn't check the width of the fabric on the bolt before buying...it was 42", I thought it was 45", and with this pattern, it makes all the difference. Ugh! I almost cried when I lined the edge of the pattern piece up with the fold, and had 2 inches of pattern overlapping. A quick call to Karen helped me decide to make the "dress" more of a tunic (shorter), and make pants with it. We'll see how it goes, and I'll post pictures when and if it's a success.

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