All the dresses that we found on line were pretty chintzy looking, so Mimi headed to Joann's Fabrics.
The pattern was a McCall's, and though I expected to pay $11.50, all the McCall's patterns were on sale for 99 cents.
I needed fabric for the hat, and interfacing, but the peach fabric and the cream colored fabric for the dress and the pinafore were part of my bargain shopping in Maine a couple of weeks ago, so they cost under $3.00.
I scrounged the buttons in my button drawer.
So the total cost for this outfit was under $10.00.
The smile on her face: priceless. Of course.
And the bag of potatoes, since I just went to the grocery store.
Now before you say that I am a whiz, please, I have a confession.
It is a SLOPPY job. I know how to sew. I can sew.
It isn't my passion. So I cut corners, and do it fast, and it could really be a nicer job.
But SHE likes it, and that's all that matters.
Laura Ingalls, eat your heart out.