Tuesday, April 24, 2007

From hand-me-down boys overalls that are too small, with snaps that don't snap anymore, into...







An adorable dress I made myself. It only took about an hour all together, with three phone calls to my Mom. It's not perfect, but it's cute! Please comment with effusive praise. I'm so proud. I feel almost like a legitimate mother. She looks so cute in it. What fun. I want to make lots of clothes now.


9 comments:

mllr said...

Much effusive praise to you Betsy with all sincerity...That is just the most adorable thing...alas, I am still not a legitimate mother

Jo said...

Soo true. My mother never made me a CUTE!!!!! dress.. but she's pretty great kinda like that dress!

betsyann said...

Thanks! And I do think Mllr is pretty great too.

My mom used to make us matching dresses. I don't think I'll attempt that yet.

Susan said...

Oh Betsy, that's wonderful. Now you just need to make her weird shorts out of uncomfortable, odd fabrics that you find at Wal-Mart. Did Mom only do that to me? I can't believe I wore those all the stinkin' time.

betsyann said...

I had them too and we both loved them. I still have the pink shorts with the frogs on them, I think they were yours. I'm saving them for Anna. Won't she be pleased?

Trinket said...

It's so stinkin' cute. I kind of want to try something similar for me. Hmm. And you were a legitimate mother before. But now you're a legitimate mother who makes clothes. It's like a new level, like a queen of motherhood. Anyway, it's an adorable dress, and she looks adorable in it!

betsyann said...

Thanks Trinket! I like the idea of levels of motherhood...hmmm...what should I do next?

malh said...

I can say that I am rearing a future legitimate mother, because Kathryn wants to learn to sew. And if Kathryn wants something she usually gets it. Maybe she can get some pointers from Aunt Betsy, as her own mother will never be legit. Great dress, Betsy. Much effusive praise.

betsyann said...

Hmmm...My mom tried to teach me to sew and didn't make it. I took a class from Bar-K downtown, and they were frustrated with me too. Is Kathryn a perfectionist? If she is, sewers will love her. If she's not (like me) then she can teach herself and muddle through and be happy.

Thanks for the praise.