Sisters, Sisters…I’ve been singing this song for the last 3 days…

As I’ve been working on these Fourth of July dresses, I’ve had this song from Bing Crosby’s White Christmas stuck in my head… I mean really stuck!
If you’d like to click on the link, maybe you’ll get it stuck in your head too! We might as well enjoy it together.

Sisters Song in White Christmas

Sisters, sisters
There were never such devoted sisters
Never had to have a chaperon, no sir
I’m here to keep my eye on her
Caring, sharing
Every little thing that we are wearing
When a certain gentleman arrives from Rome
She wore the dress and i stayed home
All kinds of weather
We stick together
The same in the rain or sun
Two different faces
But in tight places
We think and we act as one… uh-huh
Those who’ve seen us
Know that not a thing could come between us
Many men have tried to split us up but no one can
Lord help the mister
Who comes between me and my sister
And lord help the sister who comes between me and my man
Sister don’t come between me and my man

Anyway, songs aside, I wanted to let you know I have the “Sisters” dresses finished and listed on Ebay. You can see them HERE or click the picture at the top right side bar. I think the girls look awfully sweet and even though one is blonde and one is dark headed, they still are sisters to me… They’ve enjoyed being on my cutting table for the last few days and I have enjoyed seeing them there.

So here’s the final dresses… Is this what you thought I would do to finish them up?



I accidentally forgot to put a picture of the back of the dresses in my listing, so you can see it here.


…and here’s their sparkly slips…


The girls wanted at least one picture all by themselves… so here’s Eden…


…and here’s Lily…


I think they look very patriotic… and Rebecca is going to make them bracelets too! I may even throw in a couple of American Flags too!

Well, that’s it… I’ve been working on them all day… it took a long time to get the belts positioned just right and finish all the snaps…and then all the pictures taken…

I hope you enjoy seeing them…

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Marilyn says:

    I’m so glad about the slips, and I like the matching ribbons. I didn’t come close to guessing what you’d do on the sashes. This is a charming set.
    Of course I looked up information about the Sisters song. It’s stranger than I thought:
    Trudy Stevens provided the singing voice for Vera-Ellen, except for “Sisters”, where Rosemary Clooney sang both parts. It was not possible to issue an “original soundtrack album” of the film, because Decca Records controlled the soundtrack rights, but Clooney was under exclusive contract with Columbia Records. Consequently, each company issued a separate “soundtrack recording”: Decca issuing Selections from Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, while Columbia issued Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. On the former, the song “Sisters” (as well as all of Clooney’s vocal parts) was recorded by Peggy Lee, while on the latter, the song was sung by Rosemary Clooney and her own sister, Betty.[5] (From Wikipedia.)

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thanks for all your information on the Sisters song, Marilyn… Is it stuck in your head now that you know all the background info on it?
      Thanks so much for your comments on the dresses… I appreciate them…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Linda Doyle says:

    What a darling set of dresses, Jeanne! I can see my sister and I having them, of course, many, many years ago! They certainly are timeless dresses, and can fit many eras easily. I wasn’t sure what you were going to do with them, but they sure turned out cute!

    I love the slips too—-and to think I even have one of those! They certainly fit the bill for holding out the dresses. I love the special touch of the sashes around the waist, just perfect! Is this the first time you have made two outfits in one auction?

    Wow, Marilyn, that information about the song is really confusing! Who knew?

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Linda,
      Thanks so much for your compliments on the girls dresses. I was laying in bed last night trying to remember a set of dresses I made called “Best Friend” a long time ago, but I can’t remember which dolls it was for… I think maybe my littler ones… maybe Riley… I’ll have to keep checking. It seems like maybe I did one for Felicity and Elizabeth too, but that was so long ago and I’m sure I don’t have those pictures anymore…

      Thanks Linda,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Charlotte Trayer says:

    Oh, now *I* am going to have that song running around in my brain, too!! Rosie also sang it on her TV show, with a little girl, but I don’t remember the little girl’s name. NOT her own daughter, though, as her children were way too young at that time.

    I’m so glad you added sashes–those dresses did need something at the waist to “finish” them. I love the decorations you added to the bodices, and, of course, the slips!!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Charlotte,
      I’m glad I’m not the only one with that song in my head now… it’s a fun song, isn’t it?

      You should have seen all the “laying out” of embellishments on the bodices before I finally decided on the way I ended up with. I bet I had 10 different ideas in mind…
      Thanks so much Charlotte,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Susette says:

    They are so cute, but I think my favorite part is the white embroidered fabric for the bodices. It’s always a surprise to see the details in the finished dresses.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Susette,
      I DO love that white fabric too! It’s the prettiest white cotton ever I think!
      I hope the surprise ending to the dresses was a good one for you!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Very darling, Jeanne….you’re like a great author with a twist/surprise at the end of the story. Thanks once again for showing and bringing forth such creativity. It does my heart good to always read your blog.

    Take care.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Becky,
      What a very nice compliment about how I surprise everyone when the dresses are all finished…I’m glad you enjoyed them…and I’m glad you enjoy reading my blog each day…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Shara Smith says:

    Jeanne .. I really like the addition of the belt sashes in the contrasting sister’s print.. Tied them together nicely. The bracelets and flags will be the perfect fining touches:)
    Nice work!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Shara,
      Thank you for your kind compliments on my girls 4th of July dresses. They were really fun to make…I’ll have to show the bracelets when Rebecca gets them made… and yes, I think I’ll add some flags for the girls…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  7. Karen D says:

    Perfect! My guess was close – I thought you would do a belt with a buckle. 🙂 They are so cute together!

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Karen,
      Well, at least you got the “belt” part right… I guess the winner could slip on a slide on buckle if they wanted. Thank you very much for your thoughts!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  8. When I hear that song in my minds eye I see Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye singing and dancing to it from that movie.. I loved that version too.. Dresses are adorable.. BTW I’ve got brown hair and my sis is a blonde.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Kath,
      I always have to watch that movie at Christmas, no matter how many times I’ve seen it before. It’s just so good!
      I bet you imagined you and your sister in those dresses, didn’t you?
      How fun!
      Blessings, Jeanne

  9. Love the diagonal belt. I was thinking maybe a solid, but this is perfect. The dotted hair ties are a great addition. The girls just look so fetching.

    • Jeanne W says:

      HI Joy,
      I’m glad you like the belts for the girls and their polka dotted hair ties… It just seemed like the right things to do…
      Thank you so much,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  10. The sister dresses are adorable. I like the crisp white bodice with the opposite colors for each girl – so clever. Yes, as Becky wrote, you are like a great author with a twist/surprise at the ending of a story. That’s a great comparison.
    My little sister, who is 9 years younger than me, is blue eyed and blonde, and I am brown eyed with dark brown hair…so Eden and Lilly are just fine as sisters!!
    Looks like several of us have been humming “Sisters” !!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Paula,
      I appreciate your kind words too, and thank you for always being so encouraging to me… I’m glad you are a part of my little blog world.. thank you!
      So we have at least 2 brown and blonde headed sister sets here! :o)
      Thanks Paula,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  11. Anne Johnson says:

    What darling dolly dresses, Jeanne! I love the contrasting sashes that echo each sister’s dress; how clever to put them on the diagonal! The buttons are the perfect touch at the shoulder, and the sparkly slips are the perfect surprise underneath. You have charmed us once again with your impeccable design skills. The winner of these patriotic pretties will be very lucky, indeed. I hope Lily and Eden won’t be too sad to see them sold! 😉

    Dolly Hugs,

    • Jeanne W says:

      Thank you Anne,
      They really were lots of fun to make. It stretched my imagination somewhat to keep them simple as the print was a bit bigger than most things I sew, but I love how they look on the girls.
      My daughter is in her room making bracelets for them now… that will be sweet with them too.
      I think Eden and Lily will be just fine… they’ll go back to standing on the dolly shelf until it’s their turn again…
      Thank you Anne,
      Blessings, Jeanne

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