Fall is in the air here, and I spent the weekend digging through years of memories in the form of clothes. I got particularly teary-eyed over some bits of clothing that I sewed for a much littler Gianna that now fit Gladys, and, if you don’t mind, I would like to share these old photos of them.
I have always loved Robeez-style baby shoes, but they didn’t fit into our “gazelle intense” budget! Happily, I discovered the world of internet-shared sewing tutorials. The “Soft Baby Shoes” above are made from scrap fabric and the sole of an old slipper. After that success, my sister than found me a bag of scrap leather and I made another pair of baby shoes.
It was also back then that I discovered the site Make Baby Stuff and tried to make Gianna some pants. At that time, I was not very excited about how they turned out, but I am so glad I hung on to them. I was being a silly perfectionist of a seamstress. I think I’ve learned to relax about such things now. I mean, what is wrong with these pants? nothing. silly, Jodi.
This dress is my favorite though, and I wish I still had it. The ribbon straps frayed to pieces and I threw it away. So sad.
I am very proud to say I designed it myself – drafting the bodice by trial and error. A lot of trials and a lot of errors. 🙂 It was totally worth the effort though. That big fat bow on such a little girl makes me giddy.