Vintage Floral Rollerskate Dress + Farm Update
The first project I cut since we moved: a vintage floral Rollerskate Dress!
The fabric isn’t new; I made myself a Lucinda Skirt with it back in the day.
I’ll be sewing from stash this year, because I have an awesome sewing space with way too much fabric getting in the way of creating a beautiful, efficient sewing studio.
It’s been 3 weeks in our new home. Farm life is everything I expected it to be. Lots and lots of hard work. Quiet. My daughter is getting her confidence back at school. I’m getting strong. I’m sore on the days I don’t get out and cut down trees or dig a compost bin or haul brush. We still haven’t plugged in our TVs; and I can’t say we’ve missed them yet.
We can’t even see the Jones, so no sense bothering to keep up with them. I feel more connected to the world; which is strange because we are further away from people. You get up earlier here; because the roosters see to it that you do. It’s a simple, happy life. With slow internet service.
We have had cousins out every weekend so far. My niece and nephews are my babies. Maybe everyone knows I’ll flip out if I don’t see them for longer than 7 days. Maybe the kids miss me and pester their parents all week to come to out here on Friday. Probably both; but it’s working and we’re going to stick to what works.
Sofie loves the ranch. I told the kids a bedtime story about all the farm animals and a big adventure they had with the farmers baby. Somewhere along the way, she decided she was the star of that story; and it stuck. When I see her in this dress, she IS the farmers baby!
Pattern: Oliver + S Rollerskate Dress
Fabric: watercolor floral, vintage
Stats: I sized up for Spring & summer. This is a size 5.
You’ll see lots of dresses for my niece this spring and summer. I don’t think I could use up all my one yard cuts of fabric, even if I sew her a dress every day this year. But still, sewing through what I have is the goal. My godson Cruz is going to get a new sibling, and this will be my baby too! Is it wrong that I’m desperately wishing for a girl? I don’t think I can get many dresses out of 1 yard for Sofia next year…for the sake of my stash busting; I need a girl!