A beautiful sunrise. An uninitiated "I love you" from your kiddo. A new aisle that you discover at Joanns.
Would you believe that I'd never really been down the aisle of trim at Joanns? Shocking, but true. But somehow I ended up there the other day and I fell in love with the idea of making a simple little dress with white fluffy trim around the bottom of the bodice.
I turned to my stash in attempt to use up what I have before buying something new and as luck would have it, I just so happened to have the perfect amount of light gray chambray fabric left over from this project. Throw in the perfect little pattern (Simplicity 2828) that just so happened to be laying around our house and it's almost like this dress was meant to be.
I love the simplicity of the white and gray together. And I'm a sucker for a good looking pleat and the cuteness of flutter sleeves. The bodice is lined as the pattern recommends but I ended up slip-stitching the lining in to make it nice and pretty inside. And I threw in a pink invisible zipper - although I suppose it's not so invisible since it's pink.
1) O is growing like a weed nowadays and
2) she loves to wear super long dresses.
In fact, if I left it up to her, I'm pretty sure that all her dresses would be floor length. Hopefully, she'll settle for something a wee-bit shorter in this case.
* 5 minutes after these photos were taken, O smeared strawberries all over the dress. That's right - you better run, child.