for the road
rebecca is in her pilgrim dress. i used black raw silk. it is a wee remnant left over from the dress my mother made herself for my grandfather, her father’s funeral a few years ago. i know the pilgrims didn’t use silk, but it was the only black fabric that i had. i used simplicity pattern number 0581 and adjusted it a bit. the prayer cap, apron and cape i came with on my own. using vintage tablecloth and napkin scraps.
this small back pack for my littlest son is made from a pair of my old jeans and the pockets of daddy’s torn camo cargo shorts. i have had this in my mind for some time and there is nothing like the pressure of a trip to force me to sew!
so, today we are off. we’ll head up the california coast. taking our time. stopping at a few missions on the way. i rally have to get out of here. last night i found myself suddenly worrying about the most ridiculous things. like how the bookshelves needed to be dusted…does anyone else do this before a trip?
signing off now. my husband is tapping his foot…….
darling! you know i’m envious of the doll clothes sewing anyway. but this is just over the top cute!
The dress is adorable!
Extra cute, Regan! I can’t even show this to my 7-year-old, or she’ll want one for Kit. Heck, I want one for Kit!! And what a great backpack for your son. It looks just right for a road trip. Enjoy your time together. And happy Thanksgiving once again.
LOVE the doll dress!!
And, yes. I do the same thing before a trip. Suddenly just as everyone is walking out of the door, the kitchen sink just HAS to be scrubbed. 😛
Have a safe trip! I am THANKFUL for you!!