After dropping Juniorette at camp, Junior and I decided to do "Mom Camp" for the day. It was sweltering hot and humid so we put on the AC and gleefully ate chocolate cake for breakfast. We then moved onto painting and sewing, side by side. It was so much fun, except for the part where Junior stands in paint and then on the fabric while I'm cutting out the pattern. Yes, he did this on purpose, repeatedly, until I stuck a pin in his left buttock - just kidding, just kidding. He helped me sew by pressing on the foot pedal with his hand. We have this down to an art now: "Hit it! ....Stop!" He was sooo proud of himself for helping sew Sister this dress.
I bought this glorious fabric at Purl Soho. I love Japanese Kokka fabric and this pink and red flower pattern is quite hard to come by, but they had a couple of yards left. It was such a mature moment for me when I decided to make something for my daughter out of it because I just love it, like as much as I love my kitty platforms that I got in Ireland a few years ago. Sorry honey, but had this fabric been around in 1999 I would have made my wedding dress out of it! This was the first time I used interfacing and I definitely need some practice but the huge smile and hug from Juniorette when she saw the dress...it was such a great moment.