First on my list is to tackle a project from this lovely Japanese book. I think it is called New York Style for children, or something like that. I cannot read Japanese so I am really just taking a stab at remembering, as I did see it translated into English somewhere.
I love this little shirt style dress and figure it will be a pretty versatile piece weather wise for Lotties wardrobe. I have the pattern traced and the fabric ready to cut, so hopefully this will be crossed off the list very soon.
And I have to share these delightful images from a smocking book sent to me by Tigerfilly. I am tempted to try this one for myself come next summer. I have never tried sm0cking before but the instructions in this book are fairly comprehensive and this is one of the easier patterns, so I might just give it a go.
And look at these adorable little girl fashions! The book was published in 1975 so I guess this is exactly the type of thing I was wearing when I was a little girl. Maybe that is why I find them so enchanting.