6.14.2013

Flashback Friday: The Popover Sundress

Evie was dancing around me, singing and wearing a fairy crown.  She asked if I would take some photos of her.   Would it have been humanly possible for me to resist?  Nope, not possible.   Just look at this face!

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She happened to be wearing the popover sundress which I made for Indigo almost exactly two years ago.  

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It looks as good as new, which speaks to the durability of handmades.  I really don't notice much fading or any shrinkage on the clothes I make.  (I do always prewash).  They hold up forever without showing much wear.  Because the fabrics I use are 100% cotton, there isn't any pilling. I hang dry about 1/3 of the time but the rest of the time, they end up in the dryer (on low) with the rest of our clothes.   

popover sundress

This morning, Evie was playing and singing to herself, "I'm going to marry Daddy!" over and over again.  She'd occasionally throw in a line about me, but then trail off.  I asked, "Who are you going to marry?"   Daddy! she answered emphatically.   I asked, "Well then who am I going to marry?"  She informed me that I'd be marrying Jude.  

I get why she'd want to marry him.  I think I won the lottery with that guy!

Happy Friday!


5 comments:

  1. She is the cutest!!!! And I love this dress. So pretty, and you're right, it looks good as new! I have to admit, my little boy beats the living daylights out of his clothing. They end up in tatters by the time he's done with them. He is rough on his clothes, to say the least. But I am generally satisfied to see handmade clothes worn to shreds, because that means they were loved.

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    1. P.S. Linen wears better than any other fabric in my experience. It really takes a beating. Note: I should make Joe some more linen pants for summer. Cool and incredibly durable stuff.

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    2. hmm that's really interesting. i hate to reinforce gender stereotypes, but i will say here, Jude does wear out his clothes m u c h faster than the girls do. last year, his school uniform pants had tears in the knees and we had several hook enclosures break off. my girls aren't exactly dainty, but i guess they take it pretty easy on their clothes. my biggest issue with their clothes in the past has been staining, which is why i avoid sewing with lighter colored solids, especially. as long as i use patterned fabrics and pretreat, i'm generally good. i did have an appliquéd linen dress get a hole in it which was really weird, and the voile roller skate dress i made for indi's birthday ripped across the chest (i saw that happened to someone else, too!), but considering all of the clothes i've make, those were really anomalies. it will be interesting to see how your sewing wears on M. all in all, i've been sooo happy with the durability of handmades. almost everything gets passed along to not just E, but Iris!

      happy weekend!

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  2. Such a sweet little post!! There's something so special about seeing your little ones in hand-me-down hand-made clothes. For me it's just a reminder of how little the older one used to be!

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    1. isn't it the best?! it's doubly satisfying - like the work and time was especially worth it! :) occasionally i question my taste in fabrics, but generally it brings me lots of joy to see hand-mades again. i hadn't thought about it in terms of them growing, but you're right - they do grow like weeds! it's remarkable, really. and all right before our eyes…

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