Monday, June 21, 2010

New Year, New Look, New Dress

Well, today is my little L'bug's first birthday.
What a ride this past year has been... She's now almost walking and this morning she picked up a book and pretended to be reading it to me as she was flipping the pages. I miss her being a baby, but not as much as I love watching her learn new things. My favorite moment of the day is watching her crawl towards and then ram into our pug. He's so calm and doesn't move... so she backs up and rams him again!
Happy Birthday Little Miss!
For her birthday I made her a dress. What girl doesn't enjoy a new dress on her special day? The pattern is Simplicity 7166, and very easy to follow. Awhile back my mom gave me tons of children's patterns and I believe she made this same dress for me when I was little.
The fabric is actually a vintage bed sheet that I found at the Goodwill. Have I ever mentioned how much I love pockets??? If you've followed my blog you've seen it. Every thing has pockets! (lol) I can't help it. They're like the icing on a cake - a must.
Except I don't like icing and I always scrape it off, so that probably wasn't the best analogy.
Mom and I were going through some of her old fabric that she had and this one made it's way to my house. I don't know if any of you ever have this feeling... but when I finish making something small I'm compelled to start another. Maybe it's just me - who knows!
When I finished her birthday dress I was so excited with how it turned out that I decided to make these overalls.
(which are also a Simplicity patter [6362])
I believe this patter originally came from my Aunt J, however I'm pretty sure that it was passed along a couple of times, because when I started going through it and picking out the pattern pieces that I needed... half were missing.
Oh well! I already had my hopes up, so I was going to make it anyway.
I think I had pieces K and L... the bottom pieces, so I made up the top, pockets, straps, and arm holes. L'bug didn't mind ;o)
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...
In honor of L'bug's first... and need to freshen things up a bit. I decided to change up the background of the blog. Hope you like it!


  1. Love them both! Happy Birthday, L'Bug!

  2. Love these two outfits! You inspire me to get creative.