Brother & Sister Set
After sharing this fabric and teddy bear on Simply Shoe Boxes' Facebook page asking should I use it for a boy or girl I decided to make both since there seemed to be a tie.
I had this little short set with the red shirt from a Dollar General clearance sale.
I needed another teddy for the little boy box and found this red fella just waiting to be sent filled with
love to a little guy.
I made them matching hats, but with opposite colors -- the girl's is mostly red, this little guy's is mostly blue.
To stretch my fabric further I added a red border to the bottom of the dress. Why these looke like hot pink shapes I have no idea--they are red! My camera has a mind of its own.
I have seen many dresses with two different strap colors, but I never made one until now. I thought the colors in this dress just called for more attention. I chose the two colors that matched the hemline colors.
Twin Girl Set
After making the twin brother and sister set I came upon a pair of matching shoes in my shoe box stock....hmmm....I just couldn't resist.
These are the shoes that started it all. My husband got them at a Dollar General clearance sale. I took them to my fabric stash and found this piece I had picked up on clearance with some Christmas gift money I had. It matched PERFECTLY! I was so excited that there was plenty for two little dresses.
As always, I had to crochet hats for them. I was excited to find such perfect colors in my mother-in-law's stash. I made them opposite each other in colors -- each girl is unique, even twins.
I gave them each their own color of t-shirts, bias tape straps and ribbon at the bottom with a button and bow.
|I just loved how this gold ribbon with circle dots matched!|
Notice the colors and how the flowers in the fabric have dots on them!
I had to put a pink ribbon behind it for border or else it disappeared in the pattern.
|These buttons are from my mother's button box.|
I know that twin girls will probably not receive these two dresses, they may not even go to the same country. But anything is possible. If you have read many of the stories of shoe box deliveries you know that stranger things have happened.
Have you ever done matching boxes?
Make Your Own
You can find the illustrated instructions by clicking these links for the pillow case style dress and the drawstring tote bag. They are quick and EASY to make! Perfect for upcycled clothing!