My first-born is now three years old. When I stop to think about it, I am blown away at how quickly time flies.
I decided this year that I would start making clothes for my girls, and especially for their birthday. Since my second’s birthday is next month, I need to get sewing
Well, I have never sewn a garment or a dress before (and that home ec story doesn’t count because I don’t remember much!). After browsing The Cottage Mama’s blog a bit, I found the Summer Picnic Dress. I met Lindsay last year and she was so sweet and friendly. (I have her book and I am going to sew a bunch of pieces from it next.)
Anyway, I am so pretty happy with how the dress turned out, considering it was my first time doing it! My daughter was pretty thrilled:
I have no idea where the fabric is from, but it’s vintage. A woman had given my mom the fabric at least 13 years ago, and I’m pretty sure it was in her collection much longer than that! It’s also made an appearance in a couple of other projects I have. I have a little bit left, so we’ll see where it ends up!