It felt heavenly yesterday to work on a summer dress, listening to the sounds of the spring rain outside my window, and my babes (with Papa) hopping outside and then back in when the sun would appear (and a few times in the pouring rain). Ah...spring really is here and summer is coming. I've got two little ones telling me every day that I need to make them shorts (it's true - how is it that they each have just one pair that fits?), and a little one (who insists on dressing herself now, by the way) who could use a few easy-to-pull-on things too. This little dress was a start, of sorts, on the Soule Kid Summer Wardrobe project.
Calvin and I have been flipping through a few kids clothing catalogs looking for inspiration - Mini Boden, and Garnet Hill mostly, and he pulled a few things that he wanted to try to make, or have me make for him. The canvas, zippered, multi-pocketed, cargo pants? Probably not. But the elastic waist pants, and this little sundress (i think it's actually a top in the catalog)? I can do that.
This was really just a trial, so to speak, of what I have yet to make, as this particular dress is headed to my local (and family!) Bernina shop for them to have as a sample of the Ruffler foot. Will work for sewing machine feet? Yup, that's me. (Thanks, Uncle Ron!)
The sun is shining. I'd better get sewing...dresses, beach pants, and cargo shorts, oh my.