So I'm finally getting around to sewing clothes for my girls that they can wear right now...no waiting for trunk shows or displays with these clothes!
Hazel was so thrilled with the dress that I designed for her. She says it's her princess dress and when she first put it on, she curtsied repeatedly saying, "Nice to meet you!" with a huge grin on her face.
It made all the work I did totally worth it right there, on the spot.
Oh - I keep forgetting to let you know that you can buy my fabric online at Fabric.com! The photos of it are pretty dark on their website, but you can get a better idea of what my Garden Club line really looks here on my blog.
So please, click on over to Fabric.com and pick up some pretty birdies or whatever else suits your fancy.
I made a skirt for Eliza out of the blue fabric. She's not much into dresses anymore (boo-hoo)...and it probably won't be too much longer before she stops wearing the closetful of skirts that I've made for her the past 3 years (sniff). Jeans and a T-shirt are much more practical when playing sports with the boys and doing stunts on the jungle gym.
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise...I was a big tomboy at Eliza's age and beyond, and would accidently rip or get grass stains on the beautiful, pretty clothes my mom made for me. The lure of tackle football during recess won me over pretty much every time. My poor mother...
Lucky for me, I suppose, that tackle football or aggressive tag games aren't allowed on school grounds anymore, if for no other reason than the fact that it probably saves a lot of Eliza's clothes from meeting the same doom that mine did 30+ years ago. Still, it's too bad that she'll likely never experience the thrill of intercepting a pass or tackling the boys who teased the girls who wanted to play football too. Those grass stains and skinned elbows were badges of honor, let me tell you!
In the meantime, hopefully Eliza will enjoy wearing the skirts that her Mommy dearest makes for her....especially the ones with her very own fabric!