Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Poppies Dress

linen poppies dressI recently made this linen dress for Hallie. I just love linen. Unfortunately, Hallie doesn’t know that linen is ultra linen poppies dress 2stylish and modern and promptly replied that she hated this gray dress. (“It’s not gray, it’s oatmeal!”) If Hallie’s clothes don’t resemble a drag queen these days, she thinks they are dull and boring and will NOT wear them. She simply won’t. She’ll cry and scream and foam at the mouth. So I told her I’d add the pink sash/bow and that seemed to ease her a bit. Why do I bother? Why don’t I just dress them in sweatshop-made crapola  with nasty sparkly  glittery adornments  with horrid sayings like “Princess” or “Bratz” or heaven knows what else.  I like sweet and simple designs for my girls in natural fibers. Unfortunately, they often like tacky crap.  What’s a sewing mama to do? 

P.S. She hates the Mary Janes I bought from Lands End too. I force her to wear them anyway. I’m tired.

Pattern: Simplicity 4927 with lots of modifications—bound neckline, invisible zipper closure, embroidered poppies, waist sash, etc.


  1. it is so so cute! I told Hallie at church that I loved her dress, and she made sure to show me her pink sash. :)
    I too love mary janes, and hate the tacky sparkly 'diva' clothes.

    you are so talented!

  2. Very cute dress! I love MJ's as well. My 5 yr old sounds like your little one.

  3. That doesn't sound like Hallie at all.

    You must be exaggerating.

    I think it is darling. Have you seen the shabby apple girl dresses using amy butler? Love them. I thinnk I may have to commission you to make something up for Laura.

  4. I love that dress. Addy has issues with many fabrics too - like flippin' DENIM!??!! My child WILL wear jeans...and love it!

  5. Wow Cynthia! YOur amazing! I lvoe the flower on the headband...AdOrAbLe!!!!

  6. Foaming at the mouth! Ha ha! Love it! She looks darling.

  7. Well, I think it's adorable!!! (Who cares what SHE thinks). Someday she'll love you for it.
    I'm a big fan of yours. And I miss Utah.