Ta-da! McCalls 5415, on a model. View C, cut short. Fidge wears about a 2-3T these days, so I used the Large cutting pattern.
She wore it yesterday, and I must say this has one of the higher cute-to-easy ratios ever. I like a longer shirt on Fidge, because she is long waisted, so I made hers even longer than the pattern called for. Somewhere between the 'top' cut line and the 'dress' cut line. The straps also seemed really long when I cut it, but I think that might be because there is also a neck-tie option, which I didn't choose. I thought Fidge would mess with something that was up on her neck, but I do think it would be cute on a dress an offer a longer wearing 'window'.
Hubs and I were planting some lilac bushes on the side of our house on Saturday. And this smell, this wonderful smell, kept wafting over to me. It was delicious and delicate. And a mystery, because I hadn't recalled smelling it, ever, in our driveway. This will be our 5th summer in this house. And I just now realized we have a huge honeysuckle vine growing in the corner of our yard over our fence. It's there against all odds, because it was a puny little thing when we moved here, but we had so many other projects we didn't bother to take it out like we had planned. We called it the big weed. We never watered it and most of the time it has looked like something that died years ago.
Fidget, her big sis and I sat on the patio last night savoring the delicate sweetness that only a honeysuckle at the perfect bloom can offer. Their eyes would light up when they got a flower with extra juice. Fidget would put her little tongue out, ever so gently, anticipating the sugary nectar I would squeeze out for her. Big sis tried a variety of techniques for best juicing and was perfectly amazed "that something that tastes so good could come from a flower. What can you use it for?"
Moments like this. That's what.