Tuna Swing Dress

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Since it’s the start of the school year, I thought I would make Tuna a new dress to celebrate! It’s not that she’s going anywhere, but any excuse is good for a new dress, right?

This is the “Swing Dress” from this set of patterns. In keeping with Tuna’s color theme of pink and green, I decided to use this very special fabric for the skirt.

The fabric features little figures of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in black, green, pink, and purple. It is at least 65 years old, and possibly even older. It came from my mother’s stash and I remember it from when I was very, very young. I was fascinated with it because I recognized the storybook figures, yet they were the “wrong color” in my mind.

I’ve schlepped these scraps around for years, and I’ve finally decided that this is a good thing to do with them.

She still needs a new pair of shoes to go with this, and possibly some leggings or bloomers.

Stay tuned!

This pattern is from Koala and Mila on Etsy. There are lots of other dress-up animal patterns in this collection and all of them are just adorable!