You ever have one of those mornings where everything just goes wrong?
Well, that was my morning yesterday...all the socks were still in the dryer...damp, Simon left his backpack home, Ruth leaked through 2 outfits before 9am, I ripped my pajama pants, Grace spilled a half gallon of milk all over the kitchen floor, and on and on until 10am when we went to take these photos of Grace in her new maxi dress.
That's when I tipped over in the snow while trying to take her picture and the battery in my camera died. After that I said forget it, went to the gas station for a giant soda, returned home put everyone back in pajamas and decided that it wasn't the day for anything ambitious and spent the rest of the day just puttering the house reorganizing closets, going through toys, and not trying to conquer the world---or do anything that would require dry socks.
ANYWAYS...the point is I only got about 5 pictures of Grace (all of them with her laughing at me covered in snow) before my camera died...so this is the best you get today.
But considering how the morning had gone, it could be a lot worse.
So without any further explanations (or complaining) here's Grace in her brand new, must have, winter maxi dress!
She liked the one I made her in the summer so much that I wanted to make her one for the winter as well. That dress wore, washed, and dried like a champ. She still likes to wear it around the house. I think it is the combination of the long length and the silky stretchy fabric that she likes.
(Here is what her must have summer maxi dress looked like:)
And like I said, since that one was such a hit with her I made her winter one the exact same way only making it with long sleeves instead of short sleeves.
The fabric on the bottom of her winter maxi is pretty much the coolest fabric ever. I got it at the Micheal Levine loft and it has nothing written on the selvage so I don't even know who made it. But I can tell you it is stretchy and silky and thick all at the same time...and I love it...and I kind of wish I would have saved it for myself...does that make me a bad mom?
(Ok, don't answer that.)
Like I said these dresses wash and wear great and are the easiest things ever to make. (I made this last one in it's entirety during an episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and even finished before the episode ended.) If you want to make one to you can find the TUTORIAL HERE and really, I do promise that it is quick and easy.
Now I'm off for the day...my socks are dry and Simon has his backpack so I'm already doing better than yesterday! Let's hope my luck holds out.
PS---I know that today is supposed to be "Thrifted Thursday" but the summer maxi dress was made from thrifted fabric so it still kind of counts right? Alright, not really...I'll post a real "Thrifted Thursday" post next time.
PPS---If you make one of these maxi dresses please note to use a fabric with some sort of stretch on the bottom...if you don't your poor little girl is going to me walking around like a mummy.