Exactly how many dresses does a baby girl need? A fifth baby girl, who has a closet full of hand-me-downs and handknits and handsewns and other lovely things?
(This is a rhetorical question.)
We did a little sewing last week, Miss Annabel Edrie and I. It's been a while since I've done so...I was beginning to wonder when - and even if - the stitching urge might strike. But sure enough, the beginning of fall days have brought along with them the beginning of sewing days too.
Easing on into things, I decided to make some simple little dresses - perfect for layering over all the woolens I like to use as a base for keeping my babies warm (we love these). Perfect too, for using those special fabrics that really want to shine on their own without too much fussiness in the details, you know? The dress is Citronille's Adele, paired with my favorite pants pattern - Anna Maria's Quick Change Trousers (found in her book Handmade Beginnings). The fabrics here are (pink dress) Echino, (blue floral dress) a print from Anna Maria's Loulouthi collection, (pants) Nani Iro.
She's quite pleased with her new outfit. Or maybe she's just pleased with her fantabulous rolling skills. Either way, she's pleased. And therefore, so is Mama.