Having way too much fun

After my last somewhat somber blog post, I needed to focus on something cheerful, so I went a little overboard with these next few items. I started with the dress, inspired by a stencil I found in an old library book. I added the buttons later, because I thought the flowers needed a little something more to make them stand out. I made the pattern bigger than usual, but I think I miscalculated because it turned out way too short when I tried it on my two year old, but it was too big everywhere else. So I added the blue strip on the bottom- problem solved!

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I like how it turned out, but I thought that it might be a little chilly for upcoming fall weather, you know, in case anyone actually wanted to buy it. So I was thinking about another little bolero jacket when I stumbled on this idea.

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I love berets, and the cape- well, I just had to try it. They were both such easy patterns, I want to do more.

I couldn’t stop there. Such a cute outfit needed just one more thing. Yep, you guessed it. Or maybe you didn’t- a matching doll of course!

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My boys were fascinated by the doll making. They watched every step of the process, helped me stuff the arms and legs, and waited with bated breath while I made the clothes. They were so excited, they made a throne for her out of legos. Then they asked if I could make a pirate doll.

I had to try this ensemble on an actual girl this time, and I didn’t have to look far for the perfect model. It’s handy having friends with adorable children.

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Yep, definitely having way too much fun.

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7 thoughts on “Having way too much fun

  1. So fun! I still have the pink and grey plaid wool jumper you made for Adeline, and Eleanor wore it all winter. Amelia will wear it next winter! I love seeing your designs. 🙂

    • Hi Brite! Good to hear from you. Its funny, I was just thinking about that jumper the other day because I found an old picture of James trying it on for size and he was crying in misery.
      I’ve got to have a girl.

    • Hi Brite! Good to hear from you. Its funny, I was just thinking about that little jumper the other day because I found an old picture of James trying it on for size. He was weeping in misery. I have got to have a girl. Hope all is well!

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