first-day-of-summer dress

Ned came home with a hangdog expression on his face a few weeks ago.  I asked what was wrong and he showed me the sleeve of his work shirt.  He had pulled it up or stretched out his bony elbow or something and the shirt’s fabric had just given way.  The shirt wasn’t anything special, just beige and black stripes on white.  But it was the shirt he wore at the rehearsal dinner for our wedding, almost five years ago, so it had a little more sentimental value than most of his work shirts.  “Great!” I said.  “Great?” he said.  “Yes, great.  I can make Josephine a dress out of it.”  And so I did.  And then, today, on this first day of summer, it was warm enough for her to wear it (albeit with stunningly fashionable black leggings).  It went well with a walk in the ravine, some swing time, and a welcome summer picnic at the lake with our back-in-Seattle friends Allison, Matt and Eli.

5 Responses to “first-day-of-summer dress”

  • Grandma Susan Says:

    maeta and i have often wondered how you ended up being so talented, as we have none of those skills. the dress is absolutely darling. i bet ned melts when he sees it.

  • Grandma Susan Says:

    i forgot to say…eli looks like allison. i think i could have matched the two of them. glad you have more good friends in seattle.

  • Polly Says:

    wow, what a cute dress! Thanks for including the tutorial…I may have to explore it.

  • Poonam Says:

    Awesome job Oma, I am loving the dress and of course Josephine makes its look so adorable:)

  • Meg Says:

    I love the dress! How sweet and so special. I’m very impressed. It would be the perfect dress for her to wear as she wanders in my butterfly garden … 🙂