Sunday, March 16, 2014

Working towards a Happy St. Patrick's day

SO this picture sums this project up a lot. I shared on instagram about how St. Patrick's was never much fun as a kid because I always wore green when no one else did- or I didn't the years that it was cool to wear green. Keeping in mind that I was home-schooled for middle and high school my only dealings with not feeling "in" are from elementary school- so they are especially not fun but it also represents a very short time of my life- thank goodness because now I wear green on St. Patrick's day, and costumes on Halloween, and hearts on Valentine's day because I don't care if I'm cool and most of the time I don't care if I fit in!

Anyways, back to the dress. So I liked this fabric from the beginning but the Hubby liked another one better (which was equally as nice) so I bought that one. Well when I showed it to Cordelia she was in a crazy demon child mood, and threw it and cried- and cried- and cried! I was a little traumatized by the whole thing and took that fabric back and switched it for this one. By the way this is a nice novelty/holiday cotton fabric from Joanne's- and it has shiny gold details which I adore. 

So then I sewed the dress up, and showed it to her and she HATED it. I'm not sure what it was- I kind of think that it's because she didn't pick out the fabric and it's not bright/colorful/pink- she has been very big on picking fabric out for herself, and she did like it better after we added the gold belt...and after I stuffed her pockets with Jelly Beans for the photos. . .and after I told her it made me sad she didn't like it and I may never sew for her again. 

I am however happy with how the dress turned out- I wanted to test this pattern I had drafted and it was a perfect opportunity to do so. It has an elastic back and lots of room in the hem so I hope that A) eventually she comes to love it and not just like it and wears it all the time, and B) she can wear it for st patties day for 4 more years.  Happy St. Patrick's day! Did you all make any holiday things? Please Link or tell me about it below- I'd love to hear about them! 


  1. Is it wrong that I laughed at this story? Maybe because my little boy is just as stubborn? The other day I told him that it was his choice to eat the sandwich I had made for him or to not eat it, and he screamed "IT NOT MY CHOICE! IT YOUR CHOICE!" Mind you, we were at a funeral with tons of people. Yup. I understand picky kids. P.S. The dress is super cute! Love the belt :)

  2. As I told u today. . I love it... super adorable!! Wish my kid was littler so she could wear it too....

  3. As I told u today. . I love it... super adorable!! Wish my kid was littler so she could wear it too....

  4. Awww, what a sweet story! I would wear the heck out of that dress. I like what you've written, about enjoying holidays, and wearing clothes and accessories to with it, and making things, it's nice to have a reason to do something special and fun!


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