Saturday, April 3, 2010

The gift that keeps on giving

2 years ago, when Joshua was with us, Victoria @ Painting 4 Him sent me a present. It included 4 pieces of beautiful fabric and [at least] 2 girls dress patterns.

Vic - I've used up every piece of fabric. As you can see here.

[The pink/white skirt under the tutu].

Recently Oceana spotted one of the patterns. This one, and refused to let it go. Despite never having watched Snow White all the way through [too scary and full of stuff I don't want her watching], she had to have a Snow White costume. Sure, why not? It's cute.

So even though it's a birthday present, I let her try it on and told her she was allowed to wear it until bedtime, and then I was going to wrap it up for her birthday.

I spent $6[NZD] for the red fabric.

It sports a white bedsheet collar.

A blue sarong sleeve and bodice. Don't worry, there are a zillion of these...

And an ugly yellow crib sheet skirt!

It has a spare zipper [brown] and red ribbon leftover from last year's hair-ribbon crafts.

Cheap cheap cheap!


I love it. And what's better - she is over-the-moon for it. :)


  1. Very resourceful!! I love when I can use up stuff on hand. Beautiful job, too!!

  2. Its absolutely wonderful.. You are probably the most resourceful person I know.. not that I know you.. but you know in a blogger type of way..
    And Oceana looks so happy and thats what matters. Great JOb!!!

  3. it is amazing! wow you are so talented. it looks so cute! she is a doll! happy birthday!

  4. What a wonderful mother you are to sew this for Oceana! And I love how almost everything's been recycled to make her dress-up outfit! I love their little white dresses & lavender sweaters--did you make the sweaters too? Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

  5. Debbie LionbergerApril 3, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    She looks so precious!

  6. Wow Susie...I am VERY impressed:) How awesome to be able to make cheap, fun outfits for your kids that they'll never forget. That's incredibly fun:) Thanks for sharing!

  7. It is absolutely beautiful!! I loved seeing how resourceful you were! I have always thought I had to have everything brand new and matching, but my stuff has never looked as beautiful. I look forward to seeing more pics of "SnOceana White" and in a few years, pics of Naomi in it!! Great Job Susie!!!

  8. Susie, you are sooo talented... That dress looks AWESOME... :D

  9. That is beautiful!!

    You are talented in so many ways.

  10. Precious girls! And I love the dress you made her.

    Come on over for some mom inspiration and encouragement. Blessings!

  11. It is sew cute ! As is she.
    Lucky to have a Mom to sew for her.
    I loved to sew for my children when they were small !

  12. Susie, The dresses are amazing! It is wonderful to see how much and how beautifully you did with all that fabric. It looked like you had a lot of fun with it too. You are very talented and gifted. God has been so good to you!

    Your girlies are just beautiful, I am enjoying seeing them grow up "per blogosphere". Hope to get to see you around here again sometime soon. Many blessings, Vic

  13. That's great! I'm glad I'm not the only one who sometimes "recycles" fabric for projects.

  14. Your resourcefulness and knack for sewing amaze me. I have neither quality, so it amazes me to see what you can do. Lucky girls to have you as their mum!

  15. Wow! Is that a trampoline... without a safety net? <--- That isn't meant as judgment. I'm amazed, because around here, people are so paranoid they even have safety nets on the little ones that are six inches off the ground and have a bar to hold onto, that are made for a toddler to use in the house. LOL!

  16. You are amazing - so talented to make that! I bet she did love it - how cool! :)