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Latest Brother/Sister Outfit or (Why I started sewing again…)

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I love dressing my 4-year-old daughter and almost 6-year-old son in matching brother/sister outfits.  (I realize it’s not really the “cool” thing anymore- I guess I am showing my age here…)  There are only a few places that have a good selection of matching brother/sister outfits and unfortunately, these places cost way too much to buy from on a regular basis.

My little guy has a polo-style shirt in just about every color, so it’s easy enough to match his shirt with what his sister has on, but occasionally I want something special.  In the past, I had bought a couple of handmade, coordinating outfits off of Etsy and CWkids.  The outfits were cute but very simple.  There was no reason I couldn’t make these outfits myself, after all I already had a sewing machine.  It had just been packed up in a closet for several years.

So, I busted out my sewing machine about 15 months ago and have been busy ever since.  I’ve focused more on pieces for my daughter because little girl stuff is so quick, easy and cute.  I refer to sewing for little girls as “instant gratification.”

I’m hoping my next few projects will be some boy/girl sets since I have quite a bit of coordinating fabric in my stash.

I finished these outfits up yesterday, just in time for a birthday party they were both invited to.  (If you want to make a set like this and don’t already have a pattern to use, I have a free peasant dress pattern here and a boys pant tutorial here.)

They really looked adorable in the outfits  We had time for a mini photo session in our front yard before the party and I took them to a bluebonnet field for a few more pictures in this morning.  (You’ll have to forgive the number of photos- sometimes it’s just so hard to choose favorites…)







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  1. Sewing-Chick says:

    Your kids (and their outfits) are so precious! They do well with your photo shoots; mine… not so much 🙂

  2. great job! i love this fabric. It looks great on BOTH OF THEM!!!

  3. These are great! I love matching boy/girl outfits. So cute.

  4. Jerri Neddermeyer says:

    Absolutely darling kids and outfits! Just digging through your blog from Debbie's Newbie party! Great job on this project!

  5. The Schneiders says:

    Super cute outfits! Unfortunately, my boys won't let me "match" them up anymore. But my 11yo daughter loves to match with our 2yo daughter!

    Lovely bluebonnets!

  6. That's too cute. I'm very impressed.

  7. emilysnan says:

    hiya cute kids , cute outfits and cute pictures , tfs

  8. Really cute. I loved my kids to match when they were small, but I have 6 children and I could never sew quick enough before they outgrew my outfits. I did have 3 girls very close together (twins and an extra) and I had them matching most of the time. Thanks for sharing.

  9. popped on over from made-by-you-monday…..i LOVE these outfits!! i'm a sucker for coordinating outfits, and i love the madras plaid! i actually picked up some for really cheap at walmart of all places, i may have to go back and get some more now and try some matching outfits for my youngest 2. thanks for the inspiration!

  10. ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ says:

    Adorable! So nice you can sew. What happy looking kids. Thanks for joining my newbie party. I became a new friend of yours and hope you did the same.

  11. This is so cute:) I am your newest follower, hope you will come visit and follow back 🙂

  12. Maridith @ Strictly Homemade says:

    I love coordinating boy/girl outfits. Great job. I have made my son and daughter coordinating outfits as well. I LOVE IT and like you can not afford Raglands, Kelly Kids clothes so I opt to make my own. The pics of your kids are adorable.