The “Inner Child Jumps for Joy” Dress
My inner child jumps for JOYYYYYYY!
Check out my inspiration look.
I look pretty much the same, right?? Lol!! I was prone to seriousness, even at this young age. I probably didn’t even run around in this dress. But I jump in them now!!
I had a tomboy phase and a baggy clothes phase. Somewhere in between was the girly picture day outfit phase. This was either kindergarten or first grade. I was ridiculously tiny (short and skinny) as a kid. I was the same height and weight for YEARS. I was stuck in this absolute nightmare of a snowsuit (think A Christmas Story) for the longest because I could still fit into it. I shot up to 5’7″ (tall for the women in my family) in HS. My grandfather loved to remark that he thought I would never grow.
I’m wearing pink polish and lipstick in a subtle nod to my pink collar here.
Vicki pointed out how 80s appropriate this manicure is on my blog. Totally unintentional link, which is kind of cool.
That dress is actually not so bad in the grand scheme of my childhood crimes against fashion. Check out some more classic pics here!
Fabric | Stretch Rayon Blend Jersey Knit
Pattern | BurdaStyle Lydia variation (my TNT tee pattern and the best sewing related $1.00 I’ve ever spent). I basically winged it, using Lydia for the armholes and neckline mostly. And this tutorial for the shaping of the bottom front. I found it while looking for something to help me copy this look.
Year | Current, but inspired by my rocking 1980s childhood pic, lol
Notions | Thread, I didn’t interface or reinforce anything.
Time to complete | A few hours, including the time spent writing out my steps for about 30 mins before I got started.
First worn | On an outing with my hubby and to pick up the kids from school.
Wear again? | Yes! I love it!! It’s dead comfy. I have plans to make a few more.
Total price | $18 for 3 yards of this fabric. It’s thin, so the bottom fronts, back and faux wrap portion are all cut double. I will write out some construction deets on my blog once my brain starts to function properly. It’s the first day back to school after spring break, so I’m running on fumes. Oy!!
Till then peeps!