My Dear Jane Journal

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Monday, April 27, 2009

A simple dress

A couple weeks ago I made Myra a new dress. It is very simple. only five pattern pieces and a button in the back at the neckline (no zipper! ) It was easy to make and she likes it. The fabric was a piece I picked up at the thrift store for a $1. So the dress is both cute and inexpensive.


Micki said...

The simplest things are often the most beautiful! Great job!

Lola Nova said...

That fabric is great, so happy!
I have a similar pattern I make up over and over for my girl. It's a good all around dress that doesn't take too much time to put together.

Yours is adorable!

wendy said...

I love the dress...Great job!
It's also nice to see that I'm not the only parent who makes her child look into the sun to take a picture...They never look very happy about it, do they?

wundermary said...

My mom made a lot of my clothes and she tended to pick bright prints, too. This is great! I hope she loves it.

Years ago, I worked with a woman named Nancy who told me that her mom made all of her clothes when she was a child. She knew they were funky and weird, but she never really understood their true nature. She said there were a couple of teachers that would come find her on the playground to see what she was wearing. They would say 'how nice' and laugh. She knew they weren't admiring her dresses in a completely flattering way.

This story came up because her mom had given her a box of these dresses. They were all puns at her expense. She spoke of one in particular that was a simple A-line with two patch pockets. It had a stem up the front with leaves and petals around the neck as if her head were part of the flower. On the pockets, it said Nancius Terriblis.

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