We checked our extended forecast recently and it displayed consecutive 100 degree days with no rain in sight. Sigh. So light and breezy dresses are good ones. :)
For Iris' dress I started with an embroidered panel made in Thailand, which I found on Etsy.
In my last post I shared some tips I learned from Erin about this pattern. I used all of those again, but this time I also decided to add a couple of inches to the back bodice piece.
For Tia's dress, I used this Nani Iro double gauze. I really, really love this print.
Light fabrics seems to work best for this dress with the double gauze being exceptional.
Tia is in the sweetest, most lovely stage right now. She's beginning to think about things in a more grown up way, but still retains the innocence that's part of being a little girl.
Last weekend, the girls and I were making this cinnamon braided bread together. It's a recipe we have used many times and love. I told the girls that someday, when they are all grown up and on their own, if they make this bread, they need to remember to chill the dough. It's so much easier to work with that way.
I looked at Tia and I could see she was upset, even fighting back tears. I asked what was wrong. The dam broke and the tears flooded out. She said, "I don't want to grow up if that means I don't get to live with you. I always want to be with you."
My heart completely melted and I assured her that she could live with us for as long as she wanted.
Another evening we were outside together and I commented how beautiful her skin looked in the golden sun. She was radiant. She told me, "I know you can't have skin like mine, but you can stroke it if you'd like." :D
And of course I did!
Man, this girl!