One of my favorite things to sew is clothing for children. Last winter in the midst of my busy poncho season, I found a fabric that I knew would be perfect for my granddaughter and maybe even my grandson. Like any good fabric addict, I purchased the fabric even though I had no idea what I was going to make from it.
This spring, when I had a little time on my hands, I pulled out that fabric. I wanted to make something for my granddaughter that she could use or wear often. I considered a pillowcase but opted to make a dress instead. This is my granddaughter Aaliyah modeling her Easy Peasy Peasant Dress that I made her using my “Lily” fabric.
Aaliyah has a dog named Lily, and you can see from the picture below why I had to buy this fabric. This is Lily:
The dog on the fabric looks exactly like Lily does right before she goes to the groomers. I thought that Aaliyah would like the fabric, and she does!
The Easy Peasy Peasant Dress is a pdf pattern available from Tie Dye Diva Sewing Patterns. As the name implies, it’s an easy project. No buttons, no zippers.
Aaliyah’s little brother Jayden likes Lily, too. It’s a good thing Lily is a good-natured dog. Some dogs wouldn’t tolerate all of this affection.
I had enough fabric left to make a little Lily project for Jay, too. But that’s a blog post for another day. Stay tuned!