Friday, November 21, 2008

can't beat 'em...sew for 'em

Liv doesn't want to leave the house as of late. If we do manage to go out, she insists on wearing her homemade nightie....Then she wants tries to wear the soiled nightgown to bed. Around and around it goes. I am tired of arguing. I am sick of trying to convince her that getting dressed is a fabulous idea. I am fed up....So, I've decided to do it her way. She LOVES the flannel nightie that I made for her as a Christmas gift last year. I pulled out the pattern and started sewing. In two days, I made her three dresses from the modified nightie pattern and one other flannel nightgown. She is so very pleased. In a moment of mommy genius, I even had her choose the fabric so I would KNOW that she liked it. She is completely enamoured with 'Little House on the Prairie' books and chose some calico-type flowery prints for two of the dresses.
I am so pleased with how they've turned out. In fact, Liv is so tickled because everyone seems to notice her new attire and compliment her on them....even her buddy, Kale.
When Liv's little friend/pretend sister, Jaiden, came for a sleepover, I was instructed that I must make Jaiden her own nightie as well. Off to the fabric store we went again for the six year old selection of the best, cutest, coziest, purplest fabric yet. Success and another pleased little customer!
I'm actually really enjoying mixing the fabric and changing up the patterns and creating again...I fell comfort in my mind and my soul when I'm sewing. I am accomplishing something and pleasing my little one all at the same time.

10 comments:

13mimosa said...

I love those dresses, and I know my Ella would to. Is it a pattern I can buy?

Marissa said...

I LOVE THEM!!!!

I'm going to have to ask my mom if she'll make my Everly 1.. or 2.. and if not, I may come back begging you to help me out. LOL

great job, mama!! :)

Anna in Minneapolis said...

Wow! You should make matching bonnets and start to sell the dresses and bonnets on your Etsy shop. I know so many little girls who want to look like Laurie from Little House. I don't sew, and if I had a little girl I'd buy one of your dresses. I especially like the one she is wearing in the picture. Can you make an adult-sized version of that? ;-)

TheSingingBird said...

Liv is a smart cookie! Everyone knows pajamas are much more comfortable than clothes so why keep those fabrics for nighttime only?! I think you two are on to something big!

Kathryn said...

You are so smart and those look great! How clever of you to think of that as a solution!!! :O) Kudos to you and yay for Liv!

Ashley said...

Can she be any more adorable! I would love to wear cozy flannel all day as well :)

leigh in the sav said...

liv looks lovely and very pleased! you are amazing.

Robin said...

What pretty dress/nightgowns. I would definitely purchase one in Christmas print for Elayna and bet you could sell a few.

Lisa D said...

Awesome!! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

You are meant to be a designer my friend, it must be your calling! Hee. hee.

Melody