I didn’t have enough fabric on the pillowcase to cut the sleeves the full length so I cut off about 3 inches, creating a cap sleeve. I also made the bodice a little more narrow, about 4 inches . From looking at the pattern I could tell it would be too large for her in width. She still fits in a size 3 but it’s too short. I cut her dress in a 4 for length. The neat thing about this pillowcase was I didn’t have to hem it or sew side seams! The pattern also comes with instructions for a sash but I decided not to make it. If the belt isn’t attached to the dress, there is a good chance it will end up in the back of someone’s closet.
Today I’m participating in the Peek a Boo Patterns Blog Tour.
Amy the designer of Peek A Boo Patterns has some very cute and fun to make styles. One of which is the Perfect Peasant Dress (affiliate link)which I am showing you today.
I cut the entire dress from an old embroidered pilllowcase!
This is a great dress for a beginner. And the style is timeless.
It can be handed down for years.
I also made a felt flower crown to go with this outfit.
When I finished the dress I was reminded of a Mexican Dress and I thought it would be fun to elaborate on that theme and fix up Gigi’s hair like Frida.
So I made a crown for her.
Out of an old, felted sweater in my stash.
Waste not, want not!
Fun times in the yard. Enjoying a beautiful September afternoon.
Below is our front yard. The wall was made by one man. He spent six months building it, collecting rocks from the river across the road. He learned how to build stone walls from his father when he was a boy in Mexico. He used to bring his little boy and his wife every day. His little boy would hand him the small rocks. He was only about three. He was so cute and he had his own little shovel. There was a huge pile of rocks in the yard and all of the kids would play on it. There had been heavy rains and flooding that year we moved here from LA, and we were pretty much stranded here for 5 months with no access to town, because the road had fallen down into the river. We used to enjoy rollerblading on the empty but once busy road out front. It was a good thing I was homeschooling the kids already. There was a family that lived across the road with 9 children that became very close with my kids. Their mother became very ill and passed away that winter while we were all stranded without the road,and the youngest was only one. It was a winter of tragedy and sadness out here. I love this wall but it also sometimes reminds me of that time.
I am very blessed.