September was National Sewing Month and I actually did more sewing than I'd done all year! I made the book sling, bunting and a dress for a friend's daughter. No, not a lot, but it was still an improvement over every other month this year.
The dress was one of my favorites. Shortly after I graduated college Urban Outfitters graphic tees were all the rage. I had a number of them. In August when I was getting ready for my garage sale I came across one of them that never made the donate/sell pile. I took one look at it and knew exactly what I was going to do with it. Mabel was getting an upcycle for her birthday.*
I went with a simple color-blocking style. Currently trendy, and little room for mistakes. I considered some ruffles, but I kind of like the mod look.
I made Tillie try it on to make sure I didn't have any crazy sizing errors.
It's a 2t, so it's a little short for Tillie. The good news is that it also looks cute with leggings!
*Mabel's grandparents live in New Jersey. It's where her mom, my friend Laura, is from.