I'm Janimal, happily gainfully employed Momma to a sweet girl. Livin' it up in Atlanta with a great husband and a good job. Sometimes I make stuff and here's my spot to show it off! Life is good, so I'm sharing....

Monday, January 3, 2011

Ice Cream Dress Sewing

Happy New Year!

Cheers for 2011 being an excellent new year. I hope your dreams come true this year.

Delilah started off the new year wearing a new dress sewn especially for her. She so kindly agreed to model it for a photograph but these days THIS is how she likes to pose for the camera.

I'm pretty sure that's her father's influence.

You would think a dress that was made for her would fit properly - but clearly this one is a bit big.
That's actually on purpose. I made the 3T because I want dresses I make her now to fit her when it gets warm enough to wear them, say 4-5 months from now. I have made her some other garments lately too, also a little too big, but come Spring time she'll have a marvelous wardrobe.

Know what that dress was missing? Jewelry. Girl has to accessorize.

Notice the change in footwear. At 2 Delilah has particular ideas about her appearance and decided the silver dress shoes should be replaced by her rad new lace up sneakers. My kid has a sense of style already!

I think the home-made ensemble brought out Delilah's nurturing instincts.

Seeing Delilah taking care of her babydolls makes me think she would be an awesome big sister. Hmmmmmm......perhaps that could be my project for 2011!
Fabric is Bicycle in Gray by Michael Miller with coordinating prints Play Dot in Sea and Feeling Groovy in Charcoal, purchased from Whipstitch fabrics. The pattern is the Ice Cream Dress by my favorite childrens pattern designer, Oliver and S.

Happy New Year All!


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  1. I love watching mine with her babies too. The dress is great - love the bicycles!

  2. Great dress. Isn't it fun watching them "mother"? So cute.


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