i’ve been sewing for years, and only blogging for a relatively short time. so i have tons of things i’ve done for my monsters that were never blogged.
a lot of these things have been retired and packed away. but hey—benefit to having 4 girls—they’re starting to cycle through again.
i pull dresses out of the attic bins for gigi and say hey gigi, i made this nevey when she was 4 like you!
some of it…well, styles change, and my taste has changed. it’s been 9 or 10 years in some cases (eek!!!). but it’s still fun to have a little walk down memory lane. i’m trying to remember to take photos of these things now, just for posterity. and i’ll share them here…just for fun. ;)
so up on the block today—this little number:
its one that sticks in my head very clearly. i bought this plaid fabric at walmart for $1 a yard. ONE DOLLAR. i bought five yards. i wish i bought the bolt.
i made a tie for harrison, a skirt and blazer for guinevere, and this dress for ava. they were 4, 6 and 8—so, about 5 years ago. eek!
they all had their initial (iron on flocked letters and they still look good! whoa!) i loved the black velvet accents and was ridiculously proud of these. and seeing this dress again on gigi…well, i’m still pretty proud of it.
i did use a pattern for this. can’t remember which one—probably a new look pattern because at the time walmart was my only option. we didn’t even have a joann’s around back then.
the zipper issue has plagued me since i started sewing—lines up at the waist and bottom, off at the top by about 1/2”. WHY????
this dress is simple and cute with a bit of vintage flair. it’s actually one i still love.
i’m pretty happy to see it again on this nut.
can you do something besides just standing there and smiling, gigi?