Cold evening walks in the woods, her warm Pixie Hooded Coat doing its job. Her mama made doll came too. She made that chair at Kindy and is super proud (understandably) of it. From banging in nails, painting, glueing and stapling on fabric – not to mention sewing they helped her through every step – given her full design control. “Princess Nim” – was there ever a more appropriate label?! There was a dolly/teddy the party – everyone was invited and was allocated toys and shoes as well as cups and food. After that there as mad bed jumping.
I made her some super simple trousers too – fleece from Lincraft (less than a metre to make them!) and some funky side pockets – sort of cargo style. Easiest sew up ever. Madam approves so there may be more in our future.
This dress has been a wee while in the coming. It is the Sew Sweet Brooklyn dress. At the first pass it didn’t go together at all as I wanted and I all but threw in the towel. But the pattern kept calling to me. That neckline, those ties. The sleeves. the whole style of this pattern is a delight.
So I persevered. The pockets are an addition of my own, because. you know. Kids and pockets. It is a sz5 and pretty big on her. I altered the gathering a little, pushing more gathers to the back and front and leaving the sides only lightly gathered as the ties gather it themselves. It will last for ages yet looks good now – which is an awesome win win.
Madam got home from kindy today and her first words were ‘is my dress finished?’ She was delighted and wore it straight away. So that’s a bonus. There will certainly be more of those. Perhaps a shorter sleeved version for our holiday?
We had a very outdoors weekend, lovely walks and time by the river. Balanced by some reasonably copious film watching and munching on snacks. As the days get cooler and days shorter we are embracing the sunlight when it comes out.
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