Sewing for the Girl: a Twirly Refasion

I think it had a whimsical field-mouse picnic on it.  Something lovely with red, ripe, strawberries, and friendly vermin–probably sisters to Jaque and Gus-Gus. It was silky soft like cold butter, and had delightful twirl-factor.  My ginny gown. It was living room tea parties, and reading with my sisters by flashlight, and tripping through the wet grass outside. That six-year-0ld girl inside me still sighs with satisfaction at the thought of it.  Sometimes I think I’m still sewing for that girl, because twirl and swing have never ceased to appeal to my (young) heart.

Now this certainly isn’t the Ginny Gown for her, I ‘ve got something a little more special planned for that. But maybe it will temporarily satisfy the twirl quota that I know so well. And she undoubtedly enjoys it. I love how serious she takes this business–like a Spanish Matadora! Twirlage is an art form.

The true Before was a dingy, lifeless white. Here’s after I dyed it turquoise. mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

And After. This thing is anything but lifeless now!

mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

mad mim sewing_twirly ginny gown

PS Doesn’t her bun look so substantial?! We cheated a little and used this tutorial to give her a proper Ballerina Bun.

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Emily Balling

What a fun way to re-firbish that already cute once you died it– skirt. 🙂 Josie is a real doll in it, love her bun! I bet she’s in heaven with such a spinner.

Em

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YAM B Fan

I love it! What a deeeeeee-l-i-g-h-t-f-u-l dress! And the photo shoot has got to be a little girls dream, right down to the bouffant bun! Love the full circle skirt shot!

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