Strawberries in spring

I have seen more strawberries last month than I care to count and its not quite spring! They weren’t even the lovely juicy edible ones either 😦

At the beginning of February my little lady was looking through her wardrobe looking for something to wear. Apparently I can’t be trusted to decide, having only been dressing myself for the last 25ish years! Anyway it turns out little lady has, according to her, “nothing to wear” in the overflowing wardrobe of hers. The problem was solved temporarily, by a boycott of clothing altogether (oh to be 5 again). So what had caused this?

Little lady has always been small for her age but has suddenly shot up and now a lot of her dresses are getting too small. She was quite saddened by this so we decided that a trip to the fabric shop was in order.

She has very good taste and chose this fabric for her soon to be dress.

So one Monday when lady was in school and hubby and baby D were off doing “boy things” I borrowed one of her dresses and botched fashioned a pattern for the new dress. I found an old quilt cover to use as lining and off I went.


Little lady tried it on (over her pyjamas naturally!) and apart from some minor adjustments around the armholes, it fit nicely.

All that’s left to do is to bind and hem it and its finished.

Ta da…..

Oh dear I have just realised that the pattern repeat is so small it makes the photo look blurry. Sorry for that!

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