shándíín dress

Does anyone else ever get the sudden urge to do something creative? Well that was me last week and it presented itself in the form of a new dress for my baby girl. I got out my stash of Blue Bird Flour bags, grabbed one of my sáanii scarves, and went to work.

This was the outcome…the cutest little sundress aka shándíín dress ever for my baby girl (shándíín means sunlight/sunshine/sunbeam in Navajo).


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I, Carrie, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavor to wear one self-made or refashioned garment/accessory/shoe each day for the month of May 2017.

Sooooo…just a couple hours ago a friend messaged me and asked if I was going to participate in Me-Made-May and I was like “huh?”, fast forward to 20 minutes ago and I am now signed up and ready to go (kinda).

Me-Made-May started in 2010 as a challenge to individuals who like to sew to wear the garments they have made with the goal of “improving your relationship with your handmade wardrobe, and perhaps also learning about yourself and your creativity.”

More info here –>

My goal is to wear at least one item I have sewn or refashioned each day for the month of May. Most likely there will be repeats, but it will be fun to style them differently each time. I’m not going to post daily but will try to take a pic every day and post a weekly-ish roundup. Today my refashioned item is these Converse Chuck Taylor Allstars that I added spikes to awhile back, I refer to these as my concert shoes:


I wasn’t prepared today, so I don’t have a pic of me wearing them, but rest assured I’ll be rockin these when I go pick up the little one from school today 😉

UPDATE: yeah this didn’t happen minus a few days, I was ill-prepared…next year!