Oh, Simplicity 3213. How you captured my heart immediately upon sight!
I purchased this pattern without even a second thought – I adored the scalloped dress and bolero, such a sweet design. “I MUST MAKE THIS NOW!” I said, the moment the pattern arrived in the mail.
- But, it’s Autumn.
- And, the pattern is a 3T while Lily is only 21 months old.
Oh! Such trifling worries! I’m a firm believer that when inspiration hits, especially when you’ve had a massive creativity block, that you do your best to work with it. And so I did.
I already knew I had the perfect fabric – two lovely 1950′s cottons that I found when I was in Madison last month. The pink gingham appeared to have been used as a table cloth at one point so I had to work around a few small stains. Thankfully, I had –JUST– enough fabric! I had 4.5 yards of the fantastic pink, turquoise, green and white checked fabric, so I had plenty to play around with for the contrasting pieces.
Enough talk and on with the photos!
I’ve mentioned before that Lily is a rather, uh, “active” model – so the photos of her wearing them are quite blurry!
It may not seem like it, but the dress is actually too big (being a 3T and all), but due to the ties, I can tie it relatively tight. The bolero, however, is huge! I think by Summer, though, she should ft it better. I do still need to finish the bloomers and bonnet, but I was just so excited with how well the dress turned out that I had to share!