this is a sweet little dress that now belongs to lily, but has been handed down by gracie. it has seen a lot of love. for a couple months lily would pull it out to wear nearly everyday. i finally had to hide it because it was so stained that it was getting a bit embarrassing. yes, even i can get embarrassed about my kids clothes at some point, but not embarrassed enough that this wrinkly dress would bother me!
it was a really quick fix. i just took random scraps of fabric and cut different sized circle freehand. then i placed them over the existing flowers and over the major stains, then tucked under little leaves. i layered the circles with 2 or 3 fabrics, then did a bunch of straight stitches over it, inspired by this. really simple. this could even be done without sewing and a little wonder under, an iron-on adhesive.
overall, i’m really happy with this redo, but i still see a lot of stains. i think i’ll go at it again this evening and add more. i think it would be cute to have a few peeking out the back, too. and it’ll look even “fluffier” after i wash it since none of the edges are finished and its sure to fray. i think i’ll like it even better then – more texture = more distraction from stains!
*update* – lily wore this during dinner tonight, and i think i’ll be adding more flowers since she added whats sure to be more stains!