I have always sewn Zoe a special dress for Christmas. Last year because I was taking care of my sister, no sewing was done, which meant no special Christmas dress. Zoe let me know in her sweet way. One day she came to me and said “Do you remember the time you made special dresses for Halloween? what about Christmas, do you remember the dresses?” I knew she was hoping I had not forgotten about the special sewing I did for her and I am sure she did not think about my being busy with other things, just that I may have forgotten. She went on to say, she would really like a Christmas dress that rustled
This was a big order and really struck with me. A special Christmas dress was always on my mind, as I knew this one had to be extra special. During the summer, I bought some stash from Everything sewing In the stash was this wonderful plaid fabric that rustled.The next challenge was to find a design which would be special, for that I turned to a designer of children’s clothes that are both modern and classic, which was Laura J of Ellie Inspired. what a special lady, she jumped right on the challenge and sent Zoe four sketches of ideas that would work with this fabric. The choice was up to Zoe, to study the sketches and pick the one she liked best.
This is the dress she chose, so with Laura’s talent a new pattern named Nonie’s Girl was born. Zoe is thrilled with her first formal dress, I can’t thank Laura enough for the work she put into designing this dress.