Those pockets are a perfect place to hide some pebbles!
I got these little flower pot buttons from Retro Nana, a supplier on Etsy.
I made this little dress from two fabrics. The first was the hankie print I bought in Tokyo and made myself this blouse from last week :
The second fabric was a bright red gingham I had leftover from Lily’s fifties 1956 pattern dress:
I soaked it in some brown dye to tone down the red and make the background match with the brown hankie print. I have used up all of this fabric now! Doesn’t it feel good to clear out some stash.I wish I had bought more of that hankie fabric. I really do like it.
I got the pattern from this book above One Yard Wonders, one of my favorite project books which has so many ideas and patterns and is well worth the money. Of course, being me, I use my patterns as an outline for my own designs as I haven’t gotten around to making a basic drafting block for Gigi yet.
I used this Playday Frock dress above as my pattern base, added a longer lining underneath, and made a ruffle at the neckline. This is a great little basic pattern for simple summer dresses for girls. I may make one as a top for Lily too.