11.21.2013

Polka Dot Knit Shift Dress

I live in Idaho.  Have I ever mentioned that?  Probably not.  Because of creepers and all that.  Don't want psychos knocking on my door or anything.  So don't come knocking {if you're crazy}.  :)

Anyway, it's cold here.  Like chilly town.  I'm not one to shy away from seasons--so winter, spring, summer, or fall, I really love it here.  But for the last few weeks, I've noticed that Madelyn only has short sleeved dresses to wear to church.  Which would be fine if we lived anywhere warmer, but we don't.  {Plus I'm convinced that our church runs AC all year long.  What's up with that?} 

So long sleeves were in order.
I just based the dress off a t-shirt, extended it several inches down, flaring it outwards and rounding the bottom up at the edge just a touch.  I hemmed the bottom, neckline, and arms with a double needle as well.

The fabric {also used here and here--I like to get my money's worth} was from Hobby Lobby.
I took these pictures by Madelyn's favorite rocking chair which belonged to my Great Grandma Mac, so it's sentimental and sweet that Madelyn loves this thing.

{Consequently, the chair is so old that only babies are allowed to sit in it--very useful. :)}
Now Madelyn can have warm arms.  Chubby arms can insulate only so much you know.

PS The bare legs sort of cancel out the long sleeves, don't they?  Normally, she wears the dress with tights.  Just sayin'.  :)

Have a happy day!

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