I picked up this dress for Genevieve at the thrift store for a few dollars and it's a real find: heavy, rich plaid, dainty cotton lace, and an attached crinoline. The brand name is Cinderella, which my mother recognized as expensive little girls' dresses. A few days later, I noticed that a three-corner rip in the skirt had been carefully mended by hand. The plaid was matched precisely and I'm sure no one noticed at church yesterday.
Genevieve loves it for the crinoline, for the fullness.
I love it with her red Mary Janes.
For more photos of Genevieve in her dress, look at the new Cinderella sewing patterns in my etsy shop.
I am a wife and mother of two. I am a stay-at-home mom, a Mennonite, and a city dweller. I like to make things (see the blog categories below). This blog is a record of what I make and the ways I try to be thrifty. Welcome!
"Thrift is the really romantic thing; economy is more romantic than extravagance...thrift is poetic because it is creative; waste is unpoetic because it is waste...if a man could undertake to make use of all the things in his dustbin, he would be a broader genius than Shakespeare."