The last two days I’ve only wanted to sew frilly little things. I think partially to avoid hemming the two dress pants and suit of my husband’s (that have been sitting around my sewing room for almost a year). Tulip-Lu is home while the big kids go to first grade. Yesterday she wanted to wear Bird’s Belle dress. When I told her it was too big for her she responded, “Mama, plweeease make me a tiny Belle dwess.” I told her I would and she promptly took my hand and escorted me to my sewing room. “Make it here.” I told her I could do that except we didn’t have any tiny Belle yellow fabric. “Its okay. We’s go to da store.”
So we did. When we came home she watched a 20 minute show, Kipper, and ran into my sewing room to ask if the tiny Belle dwess was completed. It was a little tricky getting if finished because each time I put it on her to try on she refused to take it off. I finished it last night while she slept and already washed it once. She loves it. The material is easy polyester from Joanns. I drafted the pattern because I couldn’t find anything that was on sale and her size. I didn’t want to pay $8 for a pattern when the dress cost a total of $20 (including the zipper). It features a full circle skirt with a petticoat which makes for very impressing little girl twirling.
I also bought some glittery material for tutus while I was at JoAnns. Both my girls love to dance and love to dress up in little dance lovelies. I made Lu and Bird matching tutus in this silver with white netting underneath. I’d be tempted to make about 400 of these if I knew where to store them. Total for two tutus, $9.00. Like how I only post the totals for some projects. Let me assure you that sewing is not a cheap hobby. I don’t save money.