flutterby, sweet butterfly August 9, 2011 – Posted in: Sewing

Last year I posted a story about some shirts I made for a special friend of mine (please go read that post to understand this one better). This year I thought long and hard about what I wanted to make for my friend’s little girls to celebrate their brother’s birthday.

I decided short sleeve peasant dress sounded like a fabulous idea. I hunted down this sweet butterfly fabric, keeping true to the theme, and got to work.

It only took me a few hours one night to whip up both dresses.

And I love that each thing I make, I’m learning more about how to use my serger and how to give it a more professional look.

Her girls are the same (approximate) ages as my girls, so I was able to have them model the dresses for me.

They’re weren’t very cooperative, but you get the idea!


Staying true to my tradition, I didn’t mention this to her at all, I just made the dresses and mailed them. And though I think by now she’s come to expect a package from me, I always hold my breath hoping she likes what she finds inside!

So now I’m asking you, dear blog reader, won’t you join me in doing a random act of kindness today to honor the memory of a sweet little boy on the anniversary of his birth? No act is too small and it can make a huge difference to the recipient. If you’d like to share your acts in the comments, I’m sure it would touch the hearts of his family. And if not, that’s okay, too.