Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Marcia Brady Dress and some other sewing stuff

There is a huge stack of works-in-progress on my sewing table, most of which is for my eight year old.  I hope to finish it all before warm weather is here to stay. 


This fabric reminds me of the Brady girls and their groovy room, which isn’t so bad.  Molly likes certain prints and I like certain prints and if Marcia Brady green and pink is meeting halfway then all is well.  The dress pattern is from here.

The truth is I really fell in love with this yellow fabric, Molly didn’t like it at all.  But chance had it that I found myself in the same store for another reason just a few days later so I bought it and made her another dress. 


She likes it now :)

I’ve made her some other things like pull on pants and easy stuff that she can lounge and sleep in.  The clothes in stores for her age group alarm me, I want to keep her cute and little as long as I can.

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That is why she has rainbow pants and the modern day Dorothy pant outfit…because she is cute and little and loves color and singing Beatles songs while she rides her bike up and down the driveway. 

Eight years old is a great age to be.



Jemm said...

{Big Sigh} I miss that age. My youngest is going to be 11 on Easter. I feel old and like I already have two teenagers. Waaaaa! :(

Jemm said...

Gorgeous dresses! I love the yellow. What color sash did you put on it?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all so cute! I keep seeing bunnies when I look at pretty fabric now! (tonight I am making a Spring chick!) Did you enter my giveaway? You'll LOVE it!

Barbara said...

Very much in favor of dressing 8-year-olds like 8-year-olds ... those are adorable, as is she.

Dawn Castor said...

Such cute dresses--it was so much fun when my Molly and Sarah were little and I could make dresses for them so I know you're loving it! And I want some of those padded hangers--all I ever find are velvet or satin grungy covered! And one more thing--lovely new header pic--the blue and red book cover is awesome. P. S. Thanks for your sweet comments on my posts.

Andi said...

Love the bow in Molly's hair.
And I love that you have a Molly! Cute clothes, cute pics. Fun times!

LBP said...

I love the dresses!!! So cute, they remind me of the ones I wore to school which incidently was during the Marsha Brady era!



Briana Jeffers said...

I agree! It is so hard to shop for my daughters. I need to sew more.

Paula said...

I wish more mothers would sew and send a message to the clothing industry. I think it's pretty sad what they have out now. I have boys and never got to sew anything so cute. Love your hangers. Did you make those?

Leila said...

The cuteness is so stinkin cute. That last picture is priceless -- she's a perfect cute 8 year-old girl.
Long live cute little girls!