Right now over at No Big Dill she is having her Once Upon a Thread series again! Sweet pea and I both enjoy these post very much so this year I made her a dress from one of her favorite books, Brave Emily from the American Girl dolls.
Last summer Sweet pea was given several books from the Molly book series, she has had me read every book to her many times. She loves them! She only thought that they were books until a lovely catalog came in the mail a few months ago so now she is wanting the doll too. I shouldn't have been surprised my sister loved the Molly books/doll too when she was younger.
Sweet pea asked me last summer to make her this dress from the book, such a request at 2 years old huh? At the time I didn't have a pattern in mind nor could I find fabric that would work for this either. Lucky for me that Oliver + S came out with the Fairy tale dress pattern. I knew I could make this dress with a few mods. Then while at the quilt store down town I found Riley Blake's Bake Sale fabric, score! Perfect for her dress. I had to buy 2 yards.!
My Brave Emily.
It has been a while since my Sweet pea has had a new dress, so she was very thrilled to have a new one, one she has wanted for so long.
I even took my time and made sure that the back scallops matched up. :-D Although the piping on them was a bit of a pain.
This is one of our most read books in our house. I had so much fun sewing this and she sure is having fun playing in her dress.
What books do you enjoy reading with your children?