Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Play Dresses

 A few months after I opened my tailoring shop, I noticed two lovely little girls walking past my window. They would stop for a few minutes, and stare through the glass just watching me work. I would smile and wave, then they would run away. 

After about a week of this, I invited them in. I found out they were always around because their parents owned restaurants on the same block. (Different parents, different restaurants). 

They would stop in everyday after school to cut up scraps and to practice sewing on buttons. We started having girls' days. We'd go to art museums, see movies, go ice skating, and eat hamburgers. Even though I've sold my shop, and I don't see them every day anymore, we still get together at least once a month for a Girls' Day.

Sujeong and Jessie

I had some great vintage knits, so I made them play dresses for spring. They're just simple a-line dresses with a minimal cowl neck. They were both excited to have a knit dress to play in. They kept telling me how much they loved stretchy dresses. I just made them in an afternoon, so I was pretty excited that they liked them so much.

After taking tons of pictures, I thanked them for being such great models. Jessie said, "That was fun Lynette! That was like getting pics from the paparazzi." If I ever have daughters, I hope they're as awesome and Jessie and Sujeong.


  1. AnnabelleJan 17, 2012 08:14 AM
    This has to be one of the sweetest stories ever. If you ever have any daughters, they will be really luck to have such a fabulous mom!
  2. JillianJan 17, 2012 08:41 AM
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  3. JillianJan 17, 2012 08:42 AM
    Your little friends are so sweet. :)
  4. StephanieJan 17, 2012 11:19 AM
    This is so sweet! Love your little friends and their play dresses. Yes, you will definitely be the most fabulous mum ever!
  5. poppykettleJan 17, 2012 12:55 PM
    Cute ! :) it actually sounds like a lot of fun!
  6. STARSNAPSHOTJan 17, 2012 11:21 PM
    beautiful dresses and models of course :)
    and I follow your blog..

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