With box pleats, pockets for little hands, and a dash of bright yellow binding inside, this is a cute and classic style for busy girls. The pattern can be bought here. I found the fitting perfect, with this one made in a size 2. I simply mini-sized and added an easy-open velcro back for the matching dolls dress.
I so hope they go out together and get stopped by all kinds of Grannies who have stories to tell of their own matched outfits when they were young!
I've taken a long hiatus from regular sewing. But I still love an occasion to get out my machine, and birthdays are the best. Little girls love handmade because it is unique and especially for them. Mums love handmade because they have something beautiful and worthy of keeping for years to come. When a little lady has outgrown her plastic fad toys (which, lets be honest, they love as well) and Mum gets to pass them on, a handmade gift often stays and plays a bit longer. That is reason enough for me to make gifts (when I am able). This was a simple, pretty child-size picnic blanket. To hold many a toys tea party on (I hope)!
The smallest thread of saffron turns the most mundane of foods into a vibrant, unique meal. My desire is to add that kind of spice to life! I love to create moments, esteem relationships and celebrate transitions so that the everyday is transformed into the eternal.