cat dress

Posted on May 27th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  12 Comments »

The girl has a new dress. Complete with cat buttons, which she helped pick out at the fabric store. And of course, pockets- which have already held paper and pens, goat food, and apple money for the snack at the library. Created in the very best of ways: no patterns, no measurements, no markings. Just gather all the scraps in the basket, pick out a few of the sweetest, hold up to the kid to get the approximate width and height, and snip snip, clip and stitch…here a tuck, there a ruffle, here a gather, there a whipstitch. Judging from the look on her face and the amount of time spent wearing it already, I can say the dress will definitely work…some clothes do and some just don’t, you know? It’s really up to the wearer to decide. This one works, and I’m glad. I love the way she looks in black and white, and I love the length on her.

Mostly I love how she prances barefootedly around in it, singing softly: “I’m a girl, I’m a girl!”

12 Responses to “cat dress”

  1. Lauren Blake says on :

    super cute pictures and dress.. can’t wait to hug her on sunday.

  2. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks Lauren! See you Sunday.

  3. Maeret says on :

    how precious… and I can’t believe how creative you are! so inspiring…

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks Maeret! YOU inspire me, too! I’m still drooling over your tortilla soup pics!

  5. Tracy Martin says on :

    Hi Mia,
    I am a Poco Mountain Fan! You are awesome, if you want to sell a dress over this way…you have a customer!

  6. mountain girl says on :

    Haha! Thanks, Tracy! HOPEFULLY I’ll have my Etsy shop up soon!

  7. Cecilia Murgel says on :

    She is beaultiful!…this red-hair is amazing!

  8. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Cecilia! Wow, I am so delighted that you left me a comment! I am in love with your art!

  9. Sew Create It - Jane says on :

    How adorable…those are great pictures of your daughter! Sweet!

  10. mountain girl says on :

    Thank you, Jane…your blog is really beautiful!

  11. Mimi says on :

    Papa and I went over all the pics here…there really aren’t words to sum up the Zia experience!!!! Love that perfect little dress on her… who would have known your little baby hands would one day be used SO cleverly! You must’ve taken after Papa! Mama

  12. mountain girl says on :

    Mmmm-hmmm….and WHO taught me to sew????