Happy birthday to my lovely, strong, amazing, curious, beautiful daughter, Colette Gaelle! She was definitely a surprise 2+ years ago…I had a difficult time after I discovered I was pregnant. I absolutely cannot imagine my life without her and I am so thankful that we are graced by her unique personality & determined spirit. It is really special to see her strong connection to her siblings, especially the bond she has with Frankie. I always wanted a sister and I am touched to see their love for one another.
The KCW challenge is moving along. I ended up cutting out a simple dress and getting it all finished in a little over an hour late last night. I used another vintage pattern and a mod white & gold abstract vintage print. I am absolutely loving the bow! Frankie and I went on an early morning walk and took some cute pics.
Yikes! Tuesday was so busy, I barely finished the dress. The skirt came together pretty easily and the pleating looks really great. I hand finished the neck and sleeves and then was so tired that I decided to roll hem the bottom on the serger. Frankie woke up this morning and was delighted! After dropping off her older brothers at school, we came home and had a little photo shoot.
it’s difficult some days to just feed my 4 kids, let alone sew for them! thank goodness for kcw (kids clothes week), the seasonal challenge that really sparks the creative fire.
for day one i decided to delve into my stash of vintage patterns and found this lovely mccall’s gem to sew for my 3 year old daughter, frankie.
cute pattern, cute dress, strange text…
i decided to use a vintage print with red piping. i was able to cut it out and sew the bodice together in my hour. i really love the cherry red piping & facing. i can’t wait to see it finished tomorrow!
frankie + bear cowl = joy
thanks to jen (creating bits of envy) for knitting the cutest bear cowl EVER.