Finally having granddaughters, it is such a joy to make fun things for them. Last week I made four nighties in flannel for my three granddaughters. I remember when I was young and my mother and I would go shopping in San Francisco after the summer. I would have worked all summer and saved every penny. Having about $1000 to spend, our first stop would be the Lanz shop on Maiden Lane. There I would buy my first winter nightie and one year, the year before going to college I bought the most beautiful black dress and coat with gold buttons. Wish I could find such a nice one now.
Making these for my granddaughters reminded me of that loving experience and of then hoping and praying I would get another one for Christmas. To this day I love Lanz nightgowns. They bring back cozy nights of sitting in front of a real fireplace snuggled up and reading a great book. My dad making popcorn in the fireplace and all of us enjoying the time together.
No more real fireplace, so maybe the nighties, made in the style of Lanz nighties will bring fond memories to my three beautiful granddaughters in the future. Think I better find some nice Christmas flannel to make three more for a Christmas surprise.
Almost forgot to photograph this one and post. This is a size 5 with a matching hat. I am going to be charging $65 for the dresses that are non-T-shirt dresses as they take several hours to make and the fabric is about $25. Not a lot of room for profit.
Still coming up with ideas for the thought of having a space in a local vintage market and enjoying the process of sewing and making a few accessories to sell. Yesterday made three little dresses and will post the third one when I take a photo.
Wonder what we did before digital cameras, instant posts and life in the fast lane. Does anyone even remember a telephone booth, or a party line or home economics in high school? So much has changed and so little has changed in the same time.
Texting has taken the place of talking and the place of typing…
Little girls rare still little girls and love fun dresses to make them smile. BTW I had to make a couple more dresses for the girls, so they could wash the ones I made for them. Too Cute!
The bright flowers captured my attention and rather than just put one, I left them connected and added a two and brought them down to the waist. These projects are fast and fun and since my granddaughter now has more than she needs, maybe I should start selling them? Etsy, Farmers Market or Ebay? What do you think, or maybe a local store?