I don’t have my own little girl, so when I feel the need to sew girlie things, I sew for my friend Denise’s daughter. Denise and I have been friends since kindergarten, grew up on the same street, and have been called each other’s names for our whole lives. Even now, living in different cities, people (who don’t even know her) still seem to call me Denise. It’s just weird, isn’t it? They don’t know that we were in the same Girl Scout troop. Or that we were both in the dumb class in 5th grade. Or that her dad drove down the beach and yanked our under-aged selves and our over-aged wine coolers away from that bonfire party and back to their beach house. And that twenty years later, we would be at that same beach house with our babies (right before Hurricane Ike took it away). Anyway, I can’t tell anything else from our pasts without totally incriminating myself, but the bottom line is that we were meant to be forever friends.
So when I saw this FREE dress pattern from Oliver + S (called Popover Sundress), I knew exactly who needed one of these. You know what makes this even more precious? There is a doll version, too. I told my friend Anna about it, and she made the dress for her doll, Julie.
Denise, the dress is in the mail:-)