I needed to sew something today.
Took me a while to figure out what.
And then it took me an hour and a half to put it together.
Julia likes it. And it fits. Yay.
The green fabric is old upholstery fabric from my grandparents’ porch furniture when they lived in New Jersey. I have scraps.
The pink pleated stuff is a rather stiff sheer fabric with swirly silver designs.
I made the little pink flower out of twisted organza and a button.
I realized when I was halfway through that I didn’t have any elastic. But after digging through my piles of stuff, I found a pair of Bill’s swimming trunks he didn’t want any more, and I salvaged the elastic from the waistband.
It’s nice when things work out like that.
I don’t have pictures (yet) of Julia wearing it. She did try it on when she got home from school, and it fits, but she wanted to play outside, so she switched back to jeans.