Partly because Camden's birthday was coming up and partly because she will next week attend a Spring Break Sewing Camp at my FAVORITE sewing hot spot, Modern Domestic, I knew I had to hop on the ball and whip something up for her.
My sewing room really needed to get broken down. I say it in the past tense, because it HAS, in fact, been taken apart. I finished THREE outfits (yes!) and two minutes after I cut the last thread, I was shutting down machines, turning off the iron and packing it all away, prepping for the move back up north.
Months ago, I had actually traced a size 6 for the Jump Rope Dress by Oliver and S. Or maybe not. I I had known for months now that I needed to make this dress, using this fabric, which I purchased two years ago, I believe, from Mill End. Honestly, that seems like a lifetime ago! Anyway, I traced a 6 based on the chest measurement, which does fit Camden nicely, but it IS a bit snug to actually pull on over her shoulders/arms. I hope it fits through the fall, at least... especially since I also lengthened it.
The pattern went together beautifully, just as it did the first time, back in 2015 (I don't know why it took me so long to make another??!). I love how this dress fits, and while the top may seem complicated to put together, placket-wise, it isn't. The pockets are also a lovely detail and are pretty stinkin' cute!
|When your nose itches during a photo shoot!|
And...so many photos!!!
|A birthday dinner out for Matt, and I invited friends, aha!|
|A quick story time at Green Bean Books - the best place!|
|Making a birthday poster for dad|
|Bit of a tire fire or something in Portland|
|Made a project bag for Melinda of Yarnder Woman to give away!|
|Baby cousin Helen!|
|She made this in art class!!|