Despite all the baby-lust talk of yesterday, there are no worries that I know exactly who is my littlest baby. She, of course, is quite clear about that fact too. She's just switched from "Mama" (what the boys call me) to "Momeeeeeee" with a very elongated, sing-song 'e' at the end. I love it. So does she.
I'm pretty sure that for every dress made for a shop, a friend, or a swap, there's one for Miss Lady A made too. This particular Adelaide dress was made from this vintage pattern (Simplicity 7880), and with a reproduction fabric of which I cannot remember the maker. I also cannot remember who sent me this lovely vintage pattern, which annoys me to no end. But I'm grateful to whoever it was. ;) I don't know why I love working with vintage patterns so much - I know it's more than the style and the nostalgia (I do love dreaming about who else used this pattern for another little girl 30 or so years ago...), and I think it has something to do with the paper. Is it thicker than modern patterns? Or is it the instructions - which seem more concise to me? I'm not sure.
Obviously, I have not bored of having the sun around yet. I'm sparing you the gushing about it, but apparently cannot resist in the photography. But really now - all that wood? that fabric? that skin? the SUN? Good stuff.
As I seem to do, the dress is a bit big for her yet. No worries, she's growing like crazy, and it will fit in no time. And she's happy as can be that she's wearing a dress with cats on it. This way, she can walk around all day, hollering 'TAT!' (cat) and pointing to herself, which really, is quite fun for all of us.
I think I just broke a photos per post record. Seven photos for one little pink dress? Yup, that sounds about right to me.