"When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nursery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"
From When I Was Little by Jamie Lee Curtis
|Sundress worn over her bathing suit.|
When Kaye and another friend of ours made the stacked cubes spelling out Chloe's name using scrapbook papers it reminded me of the variety of pink fabrics I had in the same color range. I immediately knew what I would make!
I started with the sun dress made from a vintage crocheted pillowcase and a hand embroidered vintage table runner. I used the 1985 Medora's Sundress and Jumper pattern by Beaucoup. (It can still be found at online stores like It's Sew Heavenly HERE.)
As part of the festivities was to have all the little children decorate their own cupcakes, I made Chloe an apron to wear over the white sundress. I loved getting a chance to put all these cute fabrics together!
|The apron is shown over a pinafore dress I made my daughter 17 years ago... when she was four!|
Chloe is a character. There were five people 'watching' her the night before her party: her daddy and four teenagers. (Her mommy had to run out to the store for last minute party items.) The cupcakes were on top of the refrigerator frosted with plain white icing, awaiting the next day's decorating 'event'. You guessed it...Chloe managed to climb up on the counter, get the cupcakes down without dropping them, and decorate every single one of them herself! And...not one of the five people 'watching' her noticed a thing. In fact, it was only discovered when her mommy came home! The little guests all added MORE to what Chloe started!
These were my first pennant banners and they were so much fun to make! I used lots of pretty pink/white fabrics and pink bias tape. I added jingle bells and bows to some of the bottom points.
Everyone had a wonderful time and it was fun to see the things I made being enjoyed at the party!
|Two pretty girls: Chloe and her mommy, Kaye.|
May your day be filled with sunshine and smiles!