Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Dress


Last week I made a trip to the fabric store, and naturally came away with a whole lot of fabric that I couldn't do without - I could just imagine all those cute little projects unfolding.  I am really not a shopper and almost never buy clothes for myself or the kids, but there is something about fabric that I can't resist.  This dress is a result of this little splurge, and is such a loose, easy dress for my little summertime lady.  The pattern (here - from Blooms and Bugs) was such a quick sew that there are a few more dresses in line.  While I'm not a huge fan of dresses for crawlers, I made this one short enough that she can still get around, and I know it is only a matter of time (yikes) before Freja's walking.

With summer here (and the inevitable time spent out of doors and a very bald baby head), I've been anxious to find a hat that Freja would keep on her head.  I've been experimenting with different bonnets (and hopefully will be sharing a little tutorial here soon), and decided to put one together to go with the dress.  So far she keeps it on her head most of the time.




5 comments:

  1. Oh my, that dress. And that bonnet. And that fabric. So, so lovely!

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  2. Hi Gretchen, I love your blog!

    The bonnet is so precious! Did you use a pattern?
    I'm the same way about fabric/shopping. I never shop for clothes, but get me in a fabric store and there could be trouble. There are so many possibilities with fabric - you just don't want to miss out on any of them!

    ~ Sara

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    1. Thanks Sara! I made up the pattern, but will be sharing it here soon when I get a chance. I'm afraid my clothing closet it getting filled with fabric at the moment!

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  3. I am with you, I am not a shopper, in fact unless it is grocery, thrift, yarn or fabric store I pretty much dislike shopping.

    The dress and bonnet are gorgeous, and your little one is adorable :)

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