My inner child jumps for JOYYYYYYY!
I’m on the front page at The SEW WEEKLY!!!!!!!!!
Here is my inspiration for this week’s challenge to make a look inspired by a childhood photo.
I look pretty much the same, right?? Lol!! I was prone to seriousness, even at this young age. I probably didn’t even run around in this dress. But I jump in them now!! I had a tomboy phase and a baggy clothes phase. Somewhere in between was the girly picture day outfit phase. This was either kindergarten or first grade. I was ridiculously tiny (short and skinny) as a kid. I was the same height and weight for YEARS. I was stuck in this absolute nightmare of a snowsuit (think A Christmas Story) for the longest because I could still fit into it. I shot up to 5’7″ (tall for the women in my family) in JHS. My grandfather loved to remark that he thought that would never happen
That dress is actually not so bad in the grand scheme of my childhood crimes against fashion. It was the most popular choice when I posted more classic pics here!
Can you stand it??!?! I can never find coats that fit my upper body this well AND have sleeves long enough. Total score!
The Facts | Childhood Inspired Challenge
Fabric | Stretch Rayon Blend Jersey Knit
Pattern | BurdaStyle Lydia variation (my TNT tee pattern and the best sewing related $1.00 I’ve ever spent), I basically winged it, using Lydia for the armholes and neckline mostly. And this tutorial for the shaping of the bottom front.
Year | Current, but inspired by my rocking 1980s childhood pic, lol
Notions | Thread, I didn’t interface or reinforce anything.
Time to complete | A few hours, including the time spent writing out my steps for about 30 mins before I got started.
First worn | On an outing with my hubby and to pick up the kids from school.
Wear again? | Yes! I love it!! It’s dead comfy. I have plans to make a few more.
Total price | $18 for 3 yards of this fabric. It’s thin, so the bottom fronts, back and faux wrap portion are all cut double. I will write out some construction deets soon.
Till then peeps!
PS – I grabbed my photographer for a couple of pics, too!