My idea has come to life. This is pretty close to what I envisioned when I picked up those vintage aprons at the flea market all those many weeks ago.
I put a little white slip underneath it and used the apron ties for the straps on the sundress. I saw a dress on etsy (I’m sure) that used the buttonholes and knotted the straps so I knew that I wanted to do that on these dresses as well. That way I can let it out as someone sprouts up an inch (or two!) in a matter of months. They ties are a little long, but the ends are so cute, I don’t want to cut them off.
This of course is v1.0. The minute Em put this on, my other little birdie was wondering when hers will be done. So v2.0 is on its way. I think I will try to do a little elastic in the back maybe, instead of pleating?
I also finished the art purses for Em and Ad’s Easter baskets. Of course these were all done on the sly since they are supposed to be a surprise. I’m certain they will love them and they will probably be making a maiden voyage to Easter Sunday mass.
Oh, they still need buttons, too.
I’ll get on that right after I finish the invites for the tea party we are having next week. Somehow it is that time again? Em thinks it is okay to have another birthday and go and get a year older, too. So she wanted a tea garden tea party, and that is what we are planning on giving her. Here is the start of the tea party frenzy…
Again. Why do I always design these elaborate things that require all kinds of cutting and assembling? I have to go finish putting all of these together. But I’m looking forward to seeing your Spring craftiness today, so leave it…