I was greeted yesterday morning by a small and very funny girl announcing, “Mommy, I’m these many today!”
It was a bittersweet moment to admit she was right. Three?!? How can my little peanut by three already? Somehow the warm bundle I wore everywhere has become the epitome of independence. She is a self-proclaimed Big Girl, with strong opinions about everything, especially regarding what she wears.
Fortunately, the mama-made clothes are often on her short list. For her birthday, I made her a new Oliver & S Tea Party Sundress. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love this pattern. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The details are clever and produce a tailored garment, yet they are simple enough for the advanced beginner.
The printed fabrics are “Just Dreamy” from Riley Blake Designs. The green is a Kona cotton. Now that I’ve traced the pattern, I may just have to sew a couple more. I think she’ll like that.
Happy birthday to my silly, little peanut! You may be getting bigger, but you will always be my Baby Girl.