Little Monkey was 13 months old when I started sewing for her. When she was little she didn't care what clothes I chose for her. Things have changed since then. Little Monkey is growing into a beautiful little girl. She has her own likes and dislikes which she voices with a lot of passion, and mind you, these likes and dislikes tend to change every now and then!
A couple of months ago as we were getting ready for work and childcare I asked Little Monkey what she wanted to wear. She said, 'Special dress'. I thought I knew exactly what she was talking about and pulled out this dress:
This dress has been Little Monkey's favourite for some time because of the funky pockets and the bird print. She shook her head and said, 'Not this one. I want a special dress'.
There was another dress I made just a few weeks earlier. It had an awesome pocket on it as well. I showed it to Little Monkey.
'No', she said. 'Not this one. I want a special dress'.
At that point I was convinced she was talking about her Dr Seuss dress. She picked fabric for it herself and has been wanting to wear it day and night. So I got it out.
To my surprise Little Monkey declared that was not the dress she wanted either. She hopped off the bed, came up to her wardrobe, moved me out of the way, still saying, 'I want a special dress. This one'... she pulled out a peasant top. A peasant top I made last year to restore my sewjo after I messed up a simple project.
|Free pattern here|
I cannot believe that Little Monkey chooses this top over much more exciting outfits I have made since. When she can't wear this top because it is in the wash, she is almost devastated.
Kids clothes week is starting on Monday. I am planning to make a couple of things for Little Monkey. Let's see if I can make something that will outshine a simple peasant top!