Making Stuff: A Dress to Match Her Glasses

by This is Carrie on October 7, 2010

When a mom mentioned buying her daughter a new shirt to match her new glasses in the comments of the “Girls with Glasses” post, I just knew a new dress would help make the transition to glasses a little more easy to swallow for Pumpkin too.

She loved having something special to wear on the day of the “great glasses pickup”, something that was made especially to match her tortoise shell glasses.

Top: Rib tank from Old Navy embellished with estate sale doily.

Skirt: made from an unfinished table topper – the original crafter got it all hand embroidered, but never cut and finished (another estate sale find).


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Grace October 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm

What a gorgeous dress you made for her. And I have to say that your daughter totally rocks those glasses – love them!

betsy October 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm

how cute!

Heather October 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Precious! She looks pretty cool in this:-) I’m sure she felt it!

Beth October 7, 2010 at 3:03 pm

She looks fabulous from her glasses to her boots!

Linda permann October 7, 2010 at 3:07 pm

the daughter, the dress and the glasses are all so cute together! bravo!

amanda October 7, 2010 at 5:12 pm

This is just about the most gorgeous little outfit ever… I want one in my size!! :)

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October 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm

That is such a great outfit.

Sara October 8, 2010 at 8:17 pm

The dress is gorgeous. And I want the boots :) As usual, Pumpkin has got it all goin’ on :)

Romona October 9, 2010 at 6:05 am

I love the outfit… I have made myself several skirts out of embroider material but I never figured out how to use all the doilies I have… Thanks for the ideas

Rebecca Grace October 11, 2010 at 6:34 pm

What a ferociously fabulous idea! I just fell in love with the Internet all over again. I have a stack of vintage doilies and embroidered hankies that belonged to my grandmother, and I have never been able to part with them but didn’t know what I wanted to do with them, either. I doubt my 7 and 9 year old boys will let me decorate their tank tops with doilies (ahem!), but your project inspires me. Maybe I can do a grownup version of this top for myself, maybe a montage of several doilies/hankies?? Hmmm… Thanks for sharing!

BTW, your daughter makes glasses look incredibly chic.

Sharla Jones October 26, 2010 at 11:58 am

Hey C!
Saw your blog through someone else’s and had to say hello! Congrats on #4 – your family grew!! We miss Pasadena sometimes. Happy memories! Your love of textiles and sewing just continues I see – so inspiring! So glad to see you writing and sharing your wisdom with many and documenting your physical feats! Thanks for the peak into your lives – your family is beautiful

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