6.29.2009

Slightly past due

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This is my craft book challenge project for May. Finished in June. And LATE June at that.

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Yes, I’m behind. And even though I’m probably the only person holding myself accountable, I still feel guilty. And to make matters worse, I don’t even own this craft book. Just had it on loan from the library (that counts, right???)

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Anyway, this is the Mendocino dress from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. Such a fast, easy and FUN project. And to make it even faster and easier (and funner) I used a vintage pillowcase to bypass the tasks of hemming and side-seaming. Every little bit helps, right? It was perfectly sized for Esme’s 3yo little self and will likely be wearable well into her 4yo + 5yo days.

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Let’s just say, getting a picture of her sitting still was the hardest part of this project.

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Ahem.

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The little capris, Esme’s summer wardrobe staple, are from this sweet etsy shop.

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I heart this little dress so, so much. And luckily, my twirly, skippy, moving target of a daughter does too.

13 comments:

MoziEsmé said...

She is adorable! (and the dress is too...)

Jessica said...

I love that dress...I was so excited to learn that HR posted a pattern for an adult sized dress on her site. Now I just have to make that one!

Tammie said...

its perfect! i love how you used a pillowcase.

i have that book but have only made the most simplest of things from it.

also, i was just thinking yesterday how you hadnt posted anything lately from your craft book challenge. weird.

Jess said...

Wonderful! I can see why it was difficult to take a still shot, it looks like terrific fun to twirl in that lovely dress!

Julie said...

I am holding you accountable!! because I am so on top of projects at my house,haha. Anyway, love the dress, love the kid! It looks great and it looks fun to wear. Give a hug to your cute girl for us and tell her to keep on dancing.

Michelle said...

Very cute! I think the action photos add to the fun of the outfit!

patricia said...

I love the dueling floral fabrics!

(And the Portland houses in the background! Portland, I miss you!)

paperdollsforboys said...

such joyous photos!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

She is so cute!!! The dress is darling! Is that the elastic thread?

stepstep said...

oh dear heavens above - that is A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y adorable!!! did they make vintage pillowcases in my size?? 'cause i want one! maybe a vintage sheet size? ;) xo <3

nicola said...

very sweet! the dress, the cutie wearing it, and the photos!.
i keep seeing weekend sewing projects pop up and despite all the typos i hear the book has, i want it! i want it! (my library doesn't have it and i have yet to request it on inter-library loan.)
good luck with your move!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Lori said...

beautiful girl :^)

Brittany said...

Very cute. Better late than never, right?