Every now and again I remind my girls that I can sew. I have actually been sewing for a very long time. I made many of their little dresses and clothes when they were younger, have made the concert costumes for their pre-school and school concerts and musicals, and even further back... made my clothes before these two girls were even born! These days I tend to sew "things" rather than clothes.
So, when my girls talk about buying a dress... describing the style... I say, you could make that (they both know how to sew themselves) or I can make that for you... my comments usually fall on deaf ears (accompanied with a roll of the eyes).
When Phoebe recently chatted about a simple dress she liked AND actually mentioned that I maybe could make it for her... I jumped at the chance. Then it dawned on me that it had probably been 10 years or more since I'd made her a dress (concert costumes not included).
The pressure was on... mess this up, and I'd probably not be asked again :)
She picked the dress pattern and the fabric. I made the dress and, thankfully, she's happy with it!
Here is the dress with Phoebe on their first outing.
The fabric she picked was a lovely cotton quilting fabric, Suzani by Michelle Marvig for Charles Parsons.
The pattern we used was a Very Easy Vogue Pattern #V8805.
I'll leave you with one last shot of the new dress and it's owner. And yes, there has been an indication that I might be allowed to make another dress.