Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Once again, I opted to buy clothes rather than to make them. The dress came from JcP*nny's and was 50% off along with my 15% off coupon it was a pretty deal. Her shoes, and shrug sweater were from Gymbor**'s Petite Fleur Line, and the hair curly was from Gymbor**'s Garden Bloom line, from WAYYYY back when. We picked up those items from ebay LAST year, and they still fit!!! She even had charming little white gloves with a lime green bow that matched (not worn past the first 5 min of church and stayed in my bag after that).

Making a dress for her would have made sense in this case, even though it was super cute, the dress kept gaping at the shoulders and she kept trying to take the sweater off. One of the biggest PRO'S of sewing dresses, is that today's market steers away from sleeves. I think it is more than just fashion choice, but to cut costs. Either way, I kind of wish I would have found the time to make a cutsie dress like this, but with sleeves, and nixed all of the accessories for my 3 year old.

Gymboree Equestrian Club

Olivia got this outfit for Christmas this year, the hat came later after a HORRIBLE hair cut. All of the clothing peices, including the boots were previously owned and bought from either consignment stores, or ebay. The hat came from ebay with the shirt underneath that reads *I love Horses* and was NWT, the tights are from W*l-M*rt and the purse Fr*d M*y*r Christmas clearance.

Even though I love to make fun things for my Liv, the truth is sometimes it is a BETTER deal to buy it over making it.