I know, I know, there are some nice things out there. But Tabby has a really awkward build right now and it renders the few decent looking things hopeless. (She has very broad shoulders and wide hips yet she's super skinny.)
OK. I didn't mean to get into a lament, though I will say - if you have a daughter who loves to sew - there is a market out there! for modest but stylish clothes for pre-teen and young teen girls!
We solved Tabby's dilemma by pairing some skirts and tops, found at thrift stores. She altered some herself.
|American Goldfinch - photo by Tabby|
So I took a peek and loved what I saw. Many of the clothes have the vintage flair I like. Think ModCloth but made to order in your exact size. ;)
|Ruby-throated Hummingbird - photo by Tabby|
Bottom line was, the dress only cost me $20. Plus $10 shipping from India. It took 3 weeks to get here, and as definitely worth the wait as it fit perfectly. How often does that happen with clothing today?!
Here is the dress - I can wear it with the tie, or without. I have some red flats that match the buttons perfectly.
I didn't realize the photos didn't turn out good until I loaded them. And well, I'm too lazy at the moment to re-do them. But you can see a good picture on the eshakti website here. :) So, I definitely recommend eShakti! (www.eshakti.com) I've since met several other people that have ordered from them and were pleased.
On a completely different note, yesterday Solomon observed Frank was wearing a hat as he mowed the grass. Solomon asked for a hat so he could go out and "mow" on his battery powered tractor. Tabby took these cute photos: