It is so fortuitous that Mill End and Kinokuniya are right next to each other. Last week after an appointment in their neighborhood, I swung by both stores. At the fabric store I bought some beautiful red linen. It’s color is sort of tomato-ey red and it’s nubby and slightly heavy. And I walked out of the bookstore with this book, Kids Happy Homemade Vol. 2:
By the weekend I couldn’t resist the fabric even though my intent was to save it for next summer. It seemed a little silly to make another summer dress for Lauren as the season is ending. But I really couldn’t help myself. So I made her the larger size thinking she could wear it for the rest of this summer and through all of the next. It is lovely. Sadly though, it’s humongous on her—it looks a bit like a muu muu. Okay, maybe not that bad, but you get the idea. It’s big.
I had a red dress in college, similar to this one. It was my unofficial party dress and every time I wore it I felt beautiful.
We will wait patiently until she grows into hers. And it will be beautiful on her.