I am a participant on the online swapping site- www.swap-bot.com. My latest swap was to find my partner something she might enjoy from a thrift shop. So I went to our salvation army not having a clue as to what I would get. While at the Salvation Army, I always look for fabric usually in the form of leather or suede skirts, baby flannel, bedspreads (chenille or quilted), and sheets. Buddy, this time I hit the jack-pot! I found a gorgeous vintage looking piece of material. It was a thin and stiff cotton with chenille flowers and vines all over. I knew exactly what I would do with it. And no, I selfishly decided to keep it for myself.
I have a number of friends with baby girls who I love to sew for. Little Alita was going to be the lucky recipient of this new pillowcase dress. It is lined with a nice white cotton quilting material so I can be reversible if necessary but I would be afraid that the chenille fabric might be itchy. I added a cotton trim, around the bottom. Gorgeous and such fun to watch it all come together.
Now I'll just have to convince dad to send me a picture of his baby wearing it.
And no, I didn't forget my swapping partner. She got a beautiful vintage red glass candy dish that I filled with some old buttons. She (said) she loved it!