apple picking dress from oliver + s since Stella just happens to be wearing it today.
I made this dress for Stella's little red riding costume for Halloween this past year. I had made the cape from little things to sew and had bought the apple picking dress pattern for her dress. Of all the stuff I had to make for their costumes I did the dress last because I figured I could just stick in her in any dress and it wouldn't really matter (only just to me). But I made it in time and was so happy with her homemade costume. I picked out some cute apple fabric (sorry I can't remember who made it) at one of my favorite fabric stores the Portsmouth Fabric Company. I chose the version with long sleeves since I figured it would be cold here in Maine on Halloween. I would like to try the other version next. If I remember correctly I was in awe that I actually made it and it came out okay. The only thing I remember really struggling with and not being perfect (though I haven't noticed the imperfections today) were the bands around sleeves. Those things at the end of her sleeves? I don't know what they are called right now. But they were tricky.
Well it isn't quite noon yet so there is plenty of weekend time left that I plan to fully enjoy. I am looking forward to more reading in forts and some nap-time knitting. Good-bye for now!