Friday, December 3, 2010

wool dress for winter walks on the pier

Wool is one of my favorite fabrics, especially for children. It has the amazing ability to simply let go of dirt - the rest of my family's clothing seems to cling to it. Laundry is my nemesis. No matter how much or how little time and money I invest in doing laundry, stains run rampant in our household.

So in choosing the fabric for a winter dress for my almost two-year-old who loves to frolic in the dirt, wool was the perfect choice. This was an antique cut of fabric that I found (where else) in my one of my mom's old trunks.


  1. oh I love red shoes on little girls. the dress is great -- did you make up the pattern?

  2. The pattern is original. I started out intending it to be a plain square-necked frock, but then decided to dress it up a little with a series of tucks on the sleeves and dress hem.

    I love her red shoes too - and they somehow seem to go with absolutely everything! Another great find at the Goodwill Bargain Barn (everything you can fit in a paper grocery bag for $5).