I've been thinking about making a Christmas something for Spenser. A skirt? A dress? A shirt? I'm not sure what. I bought some fabric on etsy a couple of weeks ago and it's just been sitting there awaiting inspiration. On Friday I decided I was going to make her a dress out of a shirt pattern (Simplicity 4206), but I wanted to make a trial one first so I wouldn't mess up the good fabric.
I grabbed some fabric out of my "to be donated" pile and got to work. I let her try it on before I hemmed it and ... she loved it (unlike in the past, when altering still needs to be done and she hates it). In fact, she liked it so much, she wore it the rest of the night and fell asleep on the sofa wearing it, totally unhemmed. (Note to self: pattern would make a cute nightgown.)
Then I decided I must have a matching shirt (Simplicity 3835). We wore them Sunday to church and to a family reunion/Christmas party. I really like the patterns and will definitely make them again. The only slight problem I noticed with my shirt was that it seemed a little snug under my arms around my chest, although it could also be that I am still lactating.
(Spenser is blowing raspberries in the above photo. Silly girl.)