We’re Off

Anemone Japonica

Yesterday we enjoyed the very first day of our summer vacation, and tomorrow we’re leaving for Greece – or Chania in Crete to be more specific. The summer weather we’re having in Denmark isn’t the best at the moment, so we’re looking forward to warmer temperatures and lots of relaxation.

A few days ago, I promised Ronja that I would make her a new summer dress for our vacation. Do you remember back when she picked this fabric? I wanted to use it for this one, and I gave Ronja a choice between a layered dress from Ottobre, and a shirred dress like the top I made for me which also fit her – and she chose a shirred dress without even blinking.

Summer Fairy Dress

I used bias tape for the hem and the ties, but besides that it is just as simple as the top I made earlier – a square piece of fabric, sewn together, and shirred at one end.

Summer Fairy Dress - shirring

Summer Fairy Dress - fabric detail

Ronja seemed pretty pleased, and the dress is now packed in the suitcase with the other ones – since we’re leaving tomorrow morning at 3:45 am (oh oh…). Modeled pics from under distant skies will be here in about a week.

One week of sunny warm weather, our choice of swimming pool or beach, yummy Greek food, a few outings, and  lots of taking things as they come.

MMmmmmmm – see you in a week!  🙂

18 comments

  1. Karen says:

    I hope you have a marvelous time!!

    Beautiful work on this dress..you’re really inspiring me to try one of these square dresses!

  2. Aurelie says:

    Astrid–it is beautiful. I’m green with envy of the material. Can you dream of a more whimsical dream dress. Very cute. Have a wonderful vacation.

  3. Rohaise says:

    I love the dress (and the fabric). Ronja was quite right! The green check bias binding is a very clever combination.

  4. Frau Putz says:

    Hejsa.
    Har kigget med her i et lille stykke tid – og nu får du lige en kommentar.

    Fy-føj-da for en fantastisk fin kjole. Jeg kan godt forstå, at der var en lille pige, der faldt for det stof, for det er da bare skønt!
    Skønne ting du syr – og sikke nogle skønne stoffer du har fundet. Selv er jeg stor fan af Stof2000 – men det er nu mest pga. de temmelig pebrede priser i nogle af de andre butikker.
    Jeg håber I nyder sommeren i det sydlige!

  5. Astrid says:

    Thank you everybody for all the sweet comments! I’m a bit behind at the moment in letting you know that I appreciate your company so much, but I do! We’re just busy enjoying our summer vacation – even with only average weather here in Denmark. It’s a good thing the temperatures in Greece didn’t let us down! 🙂

    Frau Putz – tusinde tak for din kommentar – det er altså dejligt at høre fra dem, der læser med! Tak for det! 😉

  6. Puk says:

    En veninde har bestilt en kjole ala din til hendes datter. Så jeg er i fuld sving – dog med Babushkadukker, men stadig med det grønternede bånd – hvor har du fundet det?

  7. Astrid says:

    Hej Puk – Babushkadukker er også dejlige! Skråbåndet har jeg fundet her (site ikke længere aktivt) – de har rigtig mange fine ting, når det gælder bånd. Held og lykke med kjolen! 🙂

  8. Puk says:

    Ahh, der når jeg jo aldrig at få det hjem fra – den skal bruges på næste søndag.
    Nå, jeg går på jagt efter enten bånd eller stof.

    Tak for hjælpen.

    Tak tak – den har det fineste smock, venter på et omkredsmål, og så kant og bindebånd.

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