So, in case you have not noticed by now, I rather like making dresses. They are comfortable to wear, flattering, practical, easy to put together in the morning (just add shoes), the list goes on. However, not everyone shares my love of dresses. Specifically, one independently minded 2 year old little girl who I like to sew for has already decided they are not her favourite thing.
Dear child, do you not know how many glorious creations you are passing on? I was not about to have my future sewing plans so easily thwarted. No, it was time to up the anté and create something which would win her back. This, dear readers, was the mission I chose to accept (as the gauntlet had been thrown down so to speak).
I did my research and plotted carefully. I made it in her favourite colour (pink). It was not too disney like as she has ignored all costumes from her mother. For this I used fabric from my mother’s attic, as she has quite the stash of various leftover pieces. Of course I wasn’t about to just sew up simplicity 2461 without any modifications. Of course not. That would make life faaaaar too simple. I decided to make it a reversible dress, so ended up removing the zipper and replacing it with poppers. I also did some colour blocking. The pinafore is from an old curtain. In some ways this is not a pink dress, it has green credentials.
Anyway, by this point you are probably wondering what the thing actually looks like. Behold, who could not love this dress?! I mean its got butterfly pockets.
So, hopefully by this stage you will also be thinking I’m on to a winner. Fortunately I can already tell you the answer, as her mother has told me it’s been a hit. Hooray! more dress making miniature opportunities are available in the future. All is not lost.