Take my hand as we stroll down the lane, reminiscing the days of summer past.
::Post re-published from June 9 2008::
So the sun decided to shine yesterday and I was so smart as to make a commitment to spend the day inside. SEWING. After begging for sunshine for weeks, can you imagine! I am NOT bitter, not in the slightest. :)
I spent the day sewing with, and for my girls. I thought that, at some point (HA!) the sun'll come out (TOOmorRrOW! whoa, channeling Annie there for a sec) and the temperature will rise (like, this very minute) so, why not make some (boy, I am so brilliant) sun dresses?
First we chose the music................... A little, Fiona Apple to help us get into a groovy mood.
Then we fluffed them in the dryer, but they still were too wrinkly, so...........
(doesn't the sun do wonders for my heap of fabric?)
I set my minion to work with the iron.
(Oh look, there, yes it is more sunshine)
Because my minion did such a good job ironing all the fabric, I let her pick out the fixin's for her dress.
She chose this cute pillowcase. YES, that's right I said pillowcase. I made my minion a dress from one of the zillions of pillowcases I have in my secret stash.
(isn't the sun shining beautifully in my back yard?)
She is very proud of her new swimsuit cover-up.
I felt this particular pillowcase has, well, the look of a pillowcase (minus the big greasy head print, of course). So for my next dress making adventure, I am going to attempt to make one from a vintage pillowcase and add some more foo-fa-rah and see if that will help make the pillowcase look less pillow-casey. Since I have only slightly less than a bazillion (this is no lie) vintage pillowcases, I am going to be making lots (well maybe, if the rain keeps up) more of these little cutie pies (mmm, did someone say PIE!). BUT, I am going to save this project for a rainy day.
(I spent a SUNNY day inside, with children, sewing things, I might have gone a little nuts, O.K.! )