Because I think it's a pretty sweet little dress. It's the Scirocco pattern from Figgy's. I made most of this dress back in August (!) when I thought it might be part of the Amelie Film Petit. It would have been pretty perfect for that one, with the skirt matching H's yarn-dyed black Essex vest. And of course it would need a nice kelly green or bright red cardigan over it. And black Doc Martens.
But once I finished the bodice and the skirt, I realized it was going to be ginormous on her. It's a size 18 months, which is the smallest size. I had been so excited for her to fit into a Figgy's pattern because I love all of them. Anyway, I just never put the skirt and bodice together and it sat in the unfinished pile until a couple weeks ago.
I finished it up and it was still huge. She looked like some kinda strangely immodest nun in it. Ooooooh well... No complaints about the pattern though. That twisted back bodice was a feat of engineering. I would almost say that even if she never wears it, it was all worth the experience of seeing how that sucker came together. Genius stuff.
Maybe next year. One thing is for sure- I can't quit you black Essex linen.
SNOW ANGELS SNOW ANGELS SNOW ANGELS SNOW ANGELS SNOW ANGELS!!!