Friday, July 15, 2011

getting out of my own way


i've been mulling these little dresses over for awhile now. they're very simple and they're reversible. and they're made of the beautiful organic cloud 9 cotton (this is from heather moore's gorgeous cut out & keep line) . this is my prototype, but i've cut out more fabric and i'll be sewing all weekend - making some modifications, adding vintage buttons, pockets and maybe something that's only a vague notion in my head at this moment.


i have a friend who has a toy store and she also sells children's clothes, so they'll be available there, as well as on beecharmer. and i'm even pondering turning a little room at the front of our house (currently where we house our couchsurfers) into a miniature shop (saying it here because writing is the new praying).


if anyone is interested, i'm happy to make whatever size you'd like. sabin wants one too, tho' this prototype is for a 2-year-old. (note to self: find a two-year-old to model it.)

the wind was blowing, can you tell?
this is one of the many things i've been procrastinating, waiting for precisely the right picture to appear in my head. today, i just got out of my own way and got stuck in. i'm pretty happy with the result. and working with these organic cottons is like a dream.

i should do that more often.

(thank you, michelle, for our chat last night, it helped.)

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by the way, this is awesome.

12 comments:

Mandy_Fish said...

So cute!

Anne said...

I love it! If I had a toddler, I'd totally buy one. The button-and-loop closure at the back is just darling.

stephmabry said...

Love the fabric combination, and your ideas for all the different little additions, especially fun vintage buttons!

Brandy Marie said...

Awe too cute!! I love the basic vintage look. Great for outside and everyday wear. Good luck :) _B

The Painting Queen said...

Really cute look! I have a two year old grand daughter! So I would love to buy one.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Very cute! The little dresses should fly off the shelf!
Happy creating,
xo jj

Molly said...

I've an 18month old who'd be happy to model one :)
Gorgeous!

Teresa said...

Beautiful Julie!

I will most definitely be supporting this dream. I have an 18 month old niece and another little lady who is joining our crew in October.

Please let us know when we can order! (Keep dreaming big, I am looking forward to supporting you!)

Loredana said...

I'm in love...can you make a matching one for me too? lol My daughter and I can prance around like twins (I'll bother her about it later in life). It looks so simple and comfortable.

keishua said...

lovely. sometimes, i am my own worst enemy.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

hahameow, I don't show my upper arms much these days but I love the shape...

Pia K said...

supercute! ain't that just the perfect dress-model for any age really? love all your ideas about selling this and great materials always make work so much more fun and rewarding!