So this is Gracie’s Easter dress.
In my mind it seemed like a normal choice for Easter….the baby chick yellow with the white and the chocolate bunny brown…but seeing everyone else’s pink and pastel dresses I understand that I’m crazy…again.
Oh well. I like it. Sure it’s a little vintage cigarette girlish but I like it.
Plus it was kind of an exciting project for me to work on.
It is the first outfit I’ve completed where I drafted the pattern only from measurements—no tracing a T-shirt, Frankensteining together several different patterns, taking another garment apart, or modifying an existing pattern. (All worthy ways to concoct a garment—and that I have done—and will do again— multiple times.)
But this time it was just me, a measuring tape, and some brown paper—and it worked!
I know, I know it’s not revolutionary or a complicated design. But it’s all mine. Just mine and for me it’s pretty exciting.
And since I was going with the “just mine” theme and chose a dress style that I love paired with random fabrics I decided to make yet another bird fascinator to go along with the ensemble.
I love this one with the little brown bird. And Grace thinks that it is hilarious that she is walking around with a bird “sitting” on her head.
Unfortunately the day we took photos Grace was interested in practically everything other than taking pictures—especially the sticks and the dirt. However, I can’t say that I blame her. I’d much rather play in the dirt than get my pictures taken as well.
But after I told her there was a chance for a chocolate cookie if she would let me take just one photo she was all smiles. (Thank you chocolate cookies.)
Ummm…so that’s it.
I’m happy, Grace is happy and chocolate cookies are delicious.
Have a super Wednesday.