Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sewing for Ada

Have you ever tried to find children's clothing that doesn't have some stupid logo, brand name, or picture of Barbi or a warped image of a princess? It's virtually impossible! I tend to think that if those companies want my child (or me) to be a advertisement billboard than I should be getting paid to display their logo. Lately I've been oiling up the sewing machine and making Ada's clothes. While we still buy most of her items (I'm not THAT domestic, Alicia!), it's nice to throw in a few home-sewn items. I think they're cute and original!

Here is a picture of an all wool brown jumper I recently made. The clay buttons are handmade by a potter we knew in Gettysburg.

And this green dress was made from one of my old button dress shirts. I found a great (and easy) pattern for doing this! And yes, those are red glitter shoes that Ada is especially fond of.


Paul & Heather Miller said...

Where in the world did you find the pattern? I finally have access to a sewing machine, and with all this inspiration, now I've just got to find the time! :)

Alicia said...

I miss my domestic friend! These dresses are so are truly talented and excel at whatever you put your mind to.