Iris aka Ramona Quimby
Last week, Iris pushed a chair against the wall and climbed up the back of it to turn the lights off and on - great fun for a toddler. Dan walked over and told her she needed to get down. She was not pleased. Not pleased at all. When he reached for her, she threw herself back, hitting the corner of her eye on the wooden arm of the chair. One ER visit and two stitches later, she was as good as new... only with a black eye. Jude and Indigo said the look would've worked well for a Frankenstein costume for Halloween this year. :/
I made this dress a couple of weeks ago, but after last week's commotion I'm only now getting around to photographing it. (And frankly, I didn't want a photo of my babe with a black eye floating around the interwebs.)
This is my third Serena Baby dress. You can find the pattern here. I added only an inch and a half to the length this time, making it more tunic than dress. (The pattern is meant for a 0-12 mo old.)
I really like that this pattern is reversible. I love whimsical prints on the wee ones. I used this and this, both Heather Ross prints. I also think this top will be fantastic for layering. I had hoped to pair it with a long-sleeved tshirt (underneath), but it was 95 degrees today. Yes, really. Even the leggings were a stretch.
I decided to not use snaps and opted for velcro instead (inspired by this). I prefer this look to the snaps and would use it again. I did change my bobbins threads so they would match the prints, respectively.
These last few photos are classic Iris.
The girl's high on life! We're so glad to have her.