After last week’s sadness and ongoing unresolved professional issues I’d rather not dwell on, I decided to do something creative to get me out of this funk. I made Alexa an ice cream dress by Oliver & S for her second birthday (which I did miss last Friday, but I think she’ll forgive me). I used fabrics from my stash. The turquoise blue is from SAS and the brown print I picked up at Britex Fabrics when we were in San Francisco. I’ve been wishing for autumn weather (wouldn’t you, in this heat?) and I think that’s clear from my selection of the printed fabric. I really like how that turquoise blue jazzes up the whole dress. Sophia gave it her approval.
If Alexa likes the pockets half as much as Sophia, I’ll consider it a success! I’m going to branch out of these ice cream dresses for awhile – even though I really enjoy sewing them. Time for a new Sophia dress challenge – that is, after I finish catching up on all of those August birthdays that crept up on me!