I've been drooling over Matilda Jane clothing even before Tess came home. It's criminal how expensive it is. (My grandmother would've said that!) This gorgeous girl (also from VietNam) has the most fabulous wardrobe, including shoes, ever! Thanks again Norah for the awesome photos and all the inspiration.
My friend Kim made these cute skirts for her daughter.
Sherri sewed up a storm for PC when she was preggos.
And that's how it happened... I got inspired.
Papa was a little concerned about the wack-a-doodle fabric combination.
this pattern for a Matilda Jane "knot dress" look-a-like. Note the paper pattern for the bodice copied directly from the site above. I've never really been that creative. I am however a good thief and steal other's ideas frequently. Let's just call it getting inspired. Sounds better that way.
The older kiddos literally gathered around the table in awe to watch this new fangled contraption, as if they had never seen a sewing machine. There were mistakes, and my seam ripper got a work out on a couple occasions. But they weren't fatal.
As I was pressing a seam open, Boo and I had this conversation.
Boo: Mom, you don't iron.
Me: (a little defensively) Yes, I do. See, I'm ironing now.
Boo: No, I mean like in 2009.
He's right. I don't iron. At least not last decade.
But look how cute it turned out! As soon as Tess put it on, she started swinging her hips back and forth. It was SO worth all that seam ripping to see that skirt sway to and fro.
Livy said she needs more pics on the blog. Hang on to those legs warmers and shoulder pads! Evidently crimping is back in. Who woulda thunk?