There's been a flurry of sewing for each of my babes this past week. Equal sewing. Equal blog coverage. Today, I bring you Adelaide and her beach-ready attire. Because oh, this summer girl (like her Mama) is ready for summer at the beach. Of course we enjoy the shore year round, but there's nothing like immersing oneself in that ocean, you know? And generally speaking, that happens in the summer months, though this little one can't resist a little dip no matter the time of year. She's been wearing her bathing suit (with rain boots) since the first day of spring asking when she can swim in that ocean she loves. Soon, my sweet. Soon.
When she does, I was thinking this wrap dress might be the perfect beach/bathing suit cover. It's the One-Piece Sundress pattern from Near Sea Naturals. She tops out the sizes recommended, but it has such flow and width, I think it works just fine. I am not kidding you when I say this dress couldn't be much easier to sew (such a great beginner project - don't even fret about those buttonholes. You can do it). It took nearly as much time to make as it did to fold the pattern pieces back up and fit them back in the envelope they came in (which, granted, always takes more time than it should). The construction brought me such a deja vu feeling, until I remembered all those smocks I used to make. By the dozens. (And again, look at that wee babe of mine!)
She was thrilled with her dress. Thrilled with the fabric choice. There's a blue lightweight linen on one side, and on the other - Mendocino Mermaid by, um, I'm slightly embarrassed to say it again, Heather Ross (Heather, I think I officially declare myself your Ambassador!).
Though there isn't any swimming in the ocean just yet...there is much prancing about in the woods. Which, it turns out, this dress is perfect for too.