Normally for Show & Tell Wednesday I have a theme or a specific project planned, but this week it’s more of a, “What’s been happening in the sewing room” kind of Show & Tell.
I finally got around to making Eliza a little dress. My sweet friend Beth invited us to her house so we could work on sewing projects. The kids played together and we got down to business. I had in mind a nice fall/winter jumper. I had some ideas and inspirations tucked in the back of my mind and found a pattern that I could tweak to look the way I envisioned it in my head. Here’s what I came up with~
I have been drooling over a certain line of girl’s clothing called Matilda Jane, and after seeing Rachel’s adorable photo shoot with her daughter wearing a darling “vintage” dress with a pinafore I knew I wanted this jumper to have one as well.
This pattern was such a breeze to make! I finished it in one morning and only had to get my seam ripper out once (that’s a record for me).
I also gathered some fun accessories to go with the new dress.
(a.) A matching “Sunday-go-to-Meeting” bag, (b.) jumper pattern- Simplicity 2875, the jumper is made out of a mossy green corduroy, the pinafore and lining is a piece from Denyse Schmidt’s new Joanne’s line, (c.) A vintage millinery flower pinned to the dress, (d.) cream knee socks from Target $4.00, and (e.) impossibly adorable ruffled ankle boots- Target $22.99.
And that’s all, unless you count the growing pile of patterns and fabric bundles sitting on the corner of my desk… but that’s not very interesting to look at (or talk about).
Have a great Wednesday! ~April