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Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm Back!!!

Sorry everyone, we have been too busy enjoying our summer. Doing things like...


I have managed to fit in a little sewing. Of course it involves another dress for Maria. I have made almost all of her summer wardrobe, and  have stuck to using recycled fabric and clothing.
I was inspired by Dana's Warhol Dress for this one. I actually drafted my own pattern from a Gap dress given to Maria by a friend. I really liked the cut of the neckline. I guess I am not the only one. Dana has also made a pattern for this.
Anyway, here is my version.

My friend Shannon got this maternity shirt at one of our local thrift stores on bag day. That is when they give you a brown paper bag and let you fill it for $1.00. So I guess you could say this dress cost Shannon about 10 cents. Hey Shannon- I owe you 10cents.

Here is the finished dress.
I love the way it fit. Maria wore it the other day, and my friends are already asking for one for their kiddos. Looks like I will be making a few more of these. 
I hope you all are enjoying the start of your summer as much as we are. Here a couple more fun pics from ours. Sorry I can't help it.

A slug found in the garden.
A turtle found at our friends lake.
And 2 cuties found in my garage.

Oh yeah, I have already picked up Poison Ivy. One of the joys of living in the country.
Happy Itching!!


  1. Love the pictures! Sorry I missed the fun at Dawn's. Can't wait to see Maria in her new dress. The picture is good but I want to see it live and in person.

  2. LOVE the dress! The lime green stripes are just screaming summer, and your little model is adorable in it. Great job! A great 10 cent investment ;-).

  3. We need an adult version of this dress!!!

  4. OH I have that dress on my list of things to make. I like you, have been making all of my daughters summer wardrobe of recycled fabrics and such. I love creations!