Whew, that feels better. I've been a little stressed again & because of that I've felt a bit depressed & I've lost my creative mojo. So today, instead of going to playgroup (sorry to any of you girls that went), or doing the dishes, or taking a shower & getting dressed, I made a dress for Sadie.
Sadie is starting kindergarten this year & my plan is to make a good majority of her back to school wardrobe. This dress is made from a bright, funky vintage sheet. Sewing clothes from sheets always make me feel like I'm making curtain clothing. In the middle of making this dress, I started to feel a little ashamed & embarrassed & wondered if others might look down on this. But I am pleased as punch with the end result & had to remind myself that if I saw some kid wearing clothing obviously made from a vintage sheet, my reaction would be nothing but positive, so who cares!
I sewed in a little orange seam binding loop to serve as a tag. There is nothing more frustrating to a 4 year old, then getting dressed all by yourself just to be told that your clothes are on backwards.
Last night I made this brown skirt from a fine corduroy. Simple stuff here.
I hope to make lots more dresses & skirts for her. The plan is that when the weather gets cooler, long sleeved shirts & leggings or tights will go under these pieces. I've already picked up 3 pairs of leggings for her on clearance at Target for $3 a pair. And I'm on the lookout for a cute pair of boots, tennis shoes & mary janes for her, as well.