Category Archives: dress

Only the Cute Survive!

A while back I sent The Man to buy Ruby some new clothes with a gift card Grandma sent for her birthday. He came back with some really cute, completely not matching stuff. This t-shirt was one of them.

I thought it was adorable but she really didn’t have any bottoms to go with it and really loathe trying to find two matching pieces to go together in the morning before my 4th cup of coffee. So I had it sitting in the sewing room trying to find something to pair with it. Then I found this fabric.

The browns and burgundies in the plaid matched the paw prints . It had been sitting in a bin waiting to be made into something and there was just enough to make a little skirt. Perfect! Like it was meant to be.

20 minutes later I had this…

I used to hate t-shirt dresses but this one has made me a convert. Ruby calls it her “Diego” dress, lol. Now to get some warm weather to wear it!

Ruby in her Retro Dress

This week I’ve been working on getting my craft room moved upstairs from the basement into what used to be our Den.  My apologies to my husband who just had his computer moved into the living room – sorry Hun but it was for the greater good. 

So this week I only worked on getting a bunch of burlap sewn into recycling bags and on this cute retro pillow case dress.  I’m personally in love with it and so is Ruby.

I’m pretty sure you can only get away with wearing this fabric until you’re three but it looks adorable on my little Goober.  Okay, maybe I’m biased…

They’re the simplest dresses in the world to make and they’re great for running…

and running…

and even chillaxin’ on the slide…

I’ve got about 20 more pillowcases waiting to be turned into dresses and nighties (ya, my 10 and 7 year old informed me they won’t be caught dead outside of the house in a pillowcase dress – their loss!) so that’s my plan this week.  Pillowcase dresses for everyone!