Books have always been amongst my favorite things in life.
My kids are fortunate enough to have lots of books around – new, inherit from their grandparents, borrowed from libraries and friends, rescued from thrift sales and school auctions (their favorites, of course)…
I can honestly say that loving books (and reading) is embedded in our family DNA.
Yet, lately Miss M has been taking her love of books into a different level.
Reading (trying at least) has been used as a way of escaping my (rather unpleasant, I suppose) requests for more photos.
Still, I’m not complaining.
After all, I love watching the “reading bug” grow on her…
For the dress I used a new pattern from Children’s Corner, Ruthie.
I was smitten by it the minute I saw the liberty version in their website (so similar to some Papo d’Anjo versions that caught my eye a few seasons before).
My initial plan was to sew the long-sleeve version , but by the time I managed to get my hands on it (i.e. find some sewing time) spring was arriving…
I love the way it fits on my girl (very sweet), but I’m quite sure this is not a pattern for the trendy-girl/mum.
Not too much details. It’s a quite simple dress (yet, so cute on). Love the gathers and the peter pan collar (the short sleeves are also lined).
A bit of an old-fashioned vibe that I just happen to love ….
It you love this sort of old-fashioned look (may I call it vintage?), this is the pattern for you:
Great instructions, very easy and quick to sew (took me an afternoon) and a really amazing video tutorial for making the wrap-around yoke that is begging to be tested (amazing technique).
PS. This dress has been ready for almost 1-month. It has been waiting for the buttons! And now, I’m considering changing these buttons for some mother-of-pearl buttons I got at the stock-off sale. I’m guessing that will take me another month …