Mama Made: "New" Wool Dress

We live in an 1880s farmhouse.  Fabulous to look at, but it's rather cold.  The kitchen, in particular, has no insulation under it. Just dirt.  And it's freezing down there, literally.  I always have something on my feet during the winter in this house and I also frequently wear wool to keep me warm.  Although sweet girl never seems cold, I wanted to make her some warmer dresses out of wool.  But you know how expensive wool is at the fabric store?  Expensive.

 So, I thrifted.  I bought the skirt on the left for $2.00.  I thought it would make an adorable and warm dress. And then I had this set of jammies she wore so much when she was crawling that there's a giant hole in one of the feet. I removed the hot pink zipper to put in the back of the dress.  And then this little gift bag provided me with the perfect color bow. 
And with all these repurposed items, I found myself with a dress.

For me?  She couldn't believe it!
 And dare I say I love it?
 And I love this sweet girl too.
 I used a McCallsl pattern that I bought for a whopping quarter at a thrift shop for the bodice.  And then I sort of made the bottom of the dress above fit the bodice.
I put my hand on her belly after she was wearing it for a couple hours...toasty warm!
Now I've completely caught the wool dress making bug.  I promise you, there will surely be another soon. It's...umm...already in the works.  You see, I told you I caught the wool dress making bug.
 And just for fun, a few "selfie" shots with sweet girl.  So thankful to have her.



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  1. First of all, your daughter is just so beautiful she would look adorable in anything! You just amaze me with your creativity. And where in the world do you find the time???? :)

  2. That's adorable! You're very talented!

  3. That is so amazing! I love how you use items people would normally throw out and turn them into a new beautiful creation :)

  4. You are amazing! I like the way your thrifty mind works. My she is starting to look like him! Beautiful!



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