The Bunny isn’t a baby anymore. She is a two-year-old who is asserting her independence. Except for those times when she is frustrated at her mean mother for making her take naps (because she knows the ponies and acrobats will arrive as soon as she is asleep), she is one of the sweetest and curious little girls I have ever known. And I’m not just saying that because she’s my niece. Really I’m not.
Anyway, during our Mears Sisters weekend, Alice’s mom gave me some fabric and a couple of patterns and asked if I would make some dresses for her. For Alice, not my sister. How could I say no? I took Alice’s measurements and she is now officially wearing a little girls’ size 2. That meant she was too big for some of the cute retro-reproduction baby patterns that we bought for her. Alice’s aunts and mother mourned Alice’s move from baby-hood into toddler-hood by passing around some Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies. Like we needed any justification to pass them around…
The Dresses and Their Fabric
I will make two dresses out of the McCall’s 5966 pattern using these fabrics:
And I will be making the top and ruffles for the pants out of this fabric (I still need to buy a solid fabric for the pants):
I’ll confess that I’ve been putting off making my first dress for my “Ladies Who Lunch” wardrobe capsule because I just hate going through the full bust pattern adjustments. I know that the dress can become a “tried and true” dress that I can do all sorts of things to but after receiving our sad news last month, I just haven’t been in the mood for it. I’ll get there. I promise.
But in the meantime, I’m going to sew some toddlers who make their aunts happy outfits for a little girl without any curves.