Hope you've been enjoying a good day wherever you are. It's been a hot day here in Ayr and I have to admit I've been avoiding the sun. And where better to avoid it but in the craft room.
So, as you can see, it's a simple little cotton sundress with a shirred bodice. I must confess that the last time I made one of these was for my daughter when she was four or five years old - she's now in her forties! I had to refer to my ancient Singer Sewing Book (I have the 1954 edition - a gift from my mother) to remind myself how to do a French seam. And those shoulder ties were the very devil to make - I'd clearly forgotten how fiddly they are and may resort to ribbon should I make another. It has a very deep hem so it can be let down as Arihanna grows.
Her mum has asked if I could make a headband to match and I'm at a loss ... I've never made one before ... they weren't fashionable when my daughter was a baby. I'd welcome any suggestions on how to make one - the easier the better :)
Tomorrow is going to be, to borrow the BBC weathergirl Carol's term, a 'scorchio' - it's summer at last :)
Okay, that's me done for the day ... it's late and I should be in bed by now.