I was packing up my orders for the TIny Totes last night, and was feeling a little sad about saying goodbye to the chicken. I really love the chicken. So I plotted a new plan for a chicken dress. I love this vintage wool plaid - and was glad to put it to 'good' use finally. The dress/ wrap is based on Burda 9904, but with quite a few changes. It's a little big on her, but I suppose that's better than too small. I kind of cranked it out in between bedtime and Project Runway, which means there's no lining, but I think that works for a wrap that will always be worn with something under it anyway. (And before you go thinking I'm some kind of sewing wonder, let me tell you that the pattern is reeeally basic. Just three pattern pieces. No lining, and bias on the trim. Totally doable in an hour.)
Thank you for continuing the conversation with me after yesterday's post. It's so wonderful, and hopeful to me, to know that so many others feel the same way about the presence of handmade in our lives, and especially in the lives of our children. In the comments, Amy relayed a quote she had read, "Traditional work has traditional rhythms. You cannot do traditional work at a modern pace." I really, really love that. So very true.