|Evidence that matching sister dresses at the fair aren't the worst thing that can happen|
I wasn't the only one that couldn't resist. They were gifted often with Sister Outfits by grandparents and other doting relatives. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your outlook, the first born BestLovedDaughter developed a strong self identity early in life. She was only three and I had made matching pajamas for her and her sister that were opened Christmas Eve. The object was to have cute, cute Christmas morn pictures. First Born BLD kept removing her pretty pj's and donning a thrift store nighty she bought herself for a quarter at the thrift shop around the corner from Nanny's house. When she was asleep I dressed her in the new pj's and. . ta da. . she was wearing the thrift store nighty when we filed into the living room to see what Santa had brought. They never wore Sister Outfits again.
Fast forward a generation. One of the BestLoved Grandaughters got a baby sister a few weeks before Christmas. Big sis was seven and was so excited to have a sibling and even more excited that the baby was a sister. She really wanted Sister Dresses for Christmas. Go figure. I guess 7 years of individuality were enough.
It's pretty hard to do matching outfits for a babe in preme sizes and one that is almost as tall as I am. After Christmas I did come up with these dresses.