15 October 2007

Justifying the Stash

Poor Ella; she's getting bigger and requiring an entirely new wardrobe and we're trying to not spend money so she's having to live with a limited wardrobe. Yesterday she came to me and said, "I have no dresses to wear, they're all dirty." So sad. Lucky for her, she has a mommy who knows how to sew. I had purchased this material two years ago thinking that I'd make all three girls matching dresses at some point but never got around to it. Since I already had several dress patterns Ella got a new dress for free...mostly. I love justifying my $600 sewing machine and my almost sinful(ly scrumptious) fabric stash!

4 comments:

meagan said...

and I love watching you do it. It is so fun.

Kainoa said...

Beautiful child and beautiful dress, Job well done! I'm jealous, I wish I had beautiful dresses to wear, lucky Ella!

Johanna said...

Wow! There's not as much you can just whip up for boys. I should look for some patterns though when JoAnn starts having Simplicity and McCalls for $.99 on the 21st!! Just a hint - they're handing out coupons now for that sale! I have three...I am so addicted to that store.

Anonymous said...

Great color on Ella, dark for fall. Also great for hidding stains. But the regal color complements Ella hair. Just lovely. Granny coco.