This past weekend, I worked on a dress for my almost three year old daughter, Nadia, that I’ve had cut out for the last few months. My sewing machine lives in our dining room, which doubles (triples?) as one of the inventory management hubs for our disc golf business, so it’s sometimes tricky to get to the supplies I need. Santa brought me some Really Useful Boxes to help organize my space, so I was able to fill bobbins (I’ve been working with a single bobbin containing black thread for months, which made it tricky to do a lot of the sewing I want to do.).
I bought the Tinkerbell knit fabric on a destash Facebook site, and the green knit fabric is a remnant from Fabricana in Coquitlam, BC. (Sidenote: I’m completely addicted to their remnant section, as well as their “quilter’s candy” baskets…I’ve been collecting small pieces of novelty fabric for at least two years so that I can make an Eye-Spy quilt for Nadia. I’ve started piecing the squares together after a VERY long time of decision freeze.) I didn’t quite get to the skirt on Day 1, because it wasn’t cut out yet (more decision freeze. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to do a simple green skirt, a fancy green skirt that looks more like leaves, a skirt made of the Tink fabric, or a layered skirt that shows off both the Tink and the green fabric!) …plus I couldn’t find either the leftover Tink or the green fabric.
Eventually I did find the green fabric, and I made a simple, very gathered skirt and attached it to the bodice. I left the hem undone, partly so that I could do some swoops (technical term?) if I felt like it, but mostly because I had a very excited toddler sitting on my lap for the last part of putting everything together. Nadia was completely enthralled by the pins container, so her job was to carefully pull out the pins holding the bodice and skirt together and put them into the holder. By the time I’d turned the dress right way out, and double checked for any pins left, Nadia had already taken off her other dress and was clamouring to wear the new one. Her reaction? “I yuv it! Look Mummy! Is bootiful!” *twirl, twirl, stop and stretch out the skirt, twirl, stop and look in the mirror* “Is TINKAHBELL!!” with a gigantic grin on her face. Yay!
Sunday was David’s birthday, and I surprised him by baking a cake. I frosted it with coloured frosting and “painted” a picture on it of a disc golf scene.
Pictures of both the dress and cake will follow once I get a chance to take them (dress still being worn by toddler…) or upload them (cake).