I’m one of those luck girls who had a new dress every Christmas and Easter. Grandma would take me shopping and we’d pick a new pattern and then choose some fancy fabric. Grandma did sewing for all the granddaughters (there were 8 of us!) – she’s an amazingly accomplished woman. She’d even fit the dress to my wide hips and large upper arms – it was so nice to have something so unique. It helped me feel special even during my horrid teen years.
So to continue the tradition I’ve been working on some dresses for my daughters for Easter. In the process of working on the dresses I was prewashing some fabric and ended up with wads of stringy tangles. And it reminded me of some very knarly dreadlock hair. So I gave it to one of my new dolls, doesn’t she look like a cute little Medusa – oh and my daughter was very pleased to see such a happy doll.
I love when you can find something that would normally become garbage and turn it into something fun and interesting. I plan to start saving these strings on a regular basis for future dolls.