Fall is in the air and it is time for my little girls to wear their blue and orange dresses on Game Day for the Auburn Tigers! As a graduate of Tuscaloosa High School, Huntingdon College and the University of Alabama, this is more than a little difficult for me...but we do these things for our children and grandchildren.
The design of the dress is from one of my favorite shops, Sweet Treasures, in Columbus. Georgia. I got enough fabric to make 3 of the dresses, and a t shirt version for little Sarah. The pattern is from Ginger Snap Designs, and was quick and easy to stitch up. They did the dress in 5 different blue and orange prints, and I cut out three of them and did them in assembly line fashion!
I am in the midst of one tiny problem. Sweet Issa, who shows impeccable taste, even at 6, put the dress on for Spirit Day at school and asked to wear a sweater, in spite of the sweltering temperatures last week. Mandy and I did not need to be particularly perceptive to figure out that the dress was not to Issa's liking. I couldn't bear the thought of her wearing a dress that Bibi made her just not to hurt my feelings, so I am going to try to fix it. I have a couple of thoughts. The dress is fairly full, so I washed it hoping that the sizing in the new fabric would make it hang a little closer to the body. The pattern gave the choice of 10 or 12 strips for th skirt; I chose 10. The other option is that perhaps she is showing better taste in colors...maybe red and white next time? Roooooll Tide Roll!