at the same time i made CINO Jess her purse, I made her daughter Sadie a dress for HER birthday and mailed them off together.
it was painfully late – Sadie’s birthday was in August and i sent the dress in November. LATE November. the problem is, CINO is one of the best gifters you’ll ever meet, and i always feel the need to put together amazing gifts in return (which inevitably leads to procrastination on my part *cringe*). Jess made E a beautiful Heather Ross lulu dress for her birthday in May when she and Sadie came to visit, plus brought a gift for O and cookies and decorations for the Frozen party…anything i did would feel inadequate, but I had to try anyway.
i made her an Oliver + S Roller Skate Dress, a simple design but such a cute fit, and it’s a perfect dress to show off a print. E and Sadie are almost exactly the same size and seem to have growth spurts at the same times, so i just sewed what fit E and knew it’d probably work. so this is a 5 and i believe i added a little length to it, probably to the 6. that’s my typical adjustment these days. helps when E can model for me, ha!
yeah i took these photos in November. it was still fall then.
the fabric is red-orange unicorns from Heather Ross’ Far Far Away – the re-release. i got this fabric at Fabric Depot but it’s not available online there – though it is available over at my sponsor LiMa’s shop – she has a bunch of the prints! it’s quilting cotton but super soft and works well for apparel. Heather always seems win at having her designs printed on the best base material.
i lined it with a thrifted vintage sheet. also very soft, duh.
this button came from another sewing pal i met on the internetz and then in real life – Kelly!
it’s a fun, bright dress and E wanted to keep it. but she was happy to send it to her buddy Sadie too.
i really need to make E another one of these dresses! i’ve got a pretty substantial quilting cotton stash and the more she grows, the fewer dress options i have! ridiculous!