The “Little Girls Love Pink” Dress
This week my project is Super Sew Weekly. The fabric and pattern are courtesy of Mena and her recent Pattern Swap. Thank you Mena! The vintage zipper was purchased years ago, and the buttons are from a thrift store. Make, Do, and Mend!
The 35” wide cotton left me no extra fabric with which to make a matching belt. But, to be honest, I think that much pink might have been a bit over the top, even for little girl me (okay, maybe not).
You have probably already guessed that, as a child, my favorite color was pink.
And on to the photographic proof. Look at these pictures – yikes! It’s even worse than I remembered.
First up, a lovely pair of pink sweatpants with an almost matching, but not quite, teddy bear sweatshirt. Mom – seriously, what were you thinking!? Although, it was the 1980s, so there are plenty of other individuals responsible for this fiasco.
And look, here is another pink set, paired with a grey zippered sweatshirt with shoulder pads. Say it ain’t so!
But wait, it gets better . . . a pink floral romper. My word, I cannot believe I ever wore something that short. The pink purse with knotted strap really makes the outfit, along with those socks. Rachel Zoe has nothing on my seven year old stylist self.
I cannot get over all of those pants – I somehow managed to block them out all these years (although I must admit I remember that teddy bear sweatshirt with some fondness). But I now understand my aversion to pants.
The color pink, however, is still a very real part of my life, and will remain so for a very long time.
• The Facts
⁃ Fabric: vintage cotton length from Mena
⁃ Pattern: Hollywood1719 (also from Mena)
⁃ Year: 1940s
⁃ Notions: Vintage metal invisible zipper (from stash); Buttons from thrift store; Seam Binding
⁃ Time to complete: One weekend
⁃ First worn: April 16, 2012
⁃ Wear again? Yes!
⁃ Total price: ~ 10.00