Yargh, here's an amusing story with a sad end. About a month ago, the little one and I happened to walk by a fabric store and I thought it would be fun to go in and have her pick some fabric. The girly-girl that she is, she picked out some pink fabric with while polka dots. Later that night, eager to find something cute to sew for her, I scoured the internet to find an easy and fun pattern to follow. After a while, I came across From and Igloo (love this blog!), and found this amazingly adorable dress. I was ready to put my skills to the test.
Now really, in retrospect, I think I should have just listened to my daughter better. She wanted a pink dress with white polka dots--nothing else, no matching fabric, no buttons, nothing. After all, she did only pick one fabric, not two.
I got way too excited after finding this dress and got ahead of myself. I didn't think she would mind if I threw in a second coordinating fabric, especially because it was purple (her second favorite color) and had butterflies on it. Determined to make the dress, I got to work. As she came in to watch me sew, she saw that I was working with both fabrics and she kept admiring hers, "Yay! Pink with white polka dots!" One evening, as the dress was very close to being done, I asked her to try it on so I could adjust the straps. She looked down at the dress and back up to me with a very disappointed look on her face. "But I don't want butterflies, I just want pink with white polka dots" she said to me. My face dropped and I quickly tried to talk her into the second fabric, "But look," I explained (in a desperate attempt to lift her mood), "it's purple! And see, . . . there are pretty butterflies!" Nope, no such luck. My poor sweetie was just not into it and so very sad. :(
So, I finished the dress anyway, with the hopes that it might grow on her. To get her to try it on, I admit, I bribed her with a piece of chocolate. She wasn't very happy about it. Sorry the pics are a bit dark, I wanted to re-do them but Serafin has not been at all interested in modeling the dress again.
Sorry kiddo, . . . I owe you a pink dress with white polka dots! I promise!
"Are we done yet?"
"Can I have my piece of chocolate please?"