Friday, February 5, 2010

The silly billy dress ll.

So we all agreed it was a great idea to have another go at the silly billy dress. But how come none of us thought that it might not be such a brilliant idea to make it out of the same sheet that Pepper got stuck in last time, and had to be cut out of?

When I walked towards her with the new version wanting her to try it on so I could work out the hem length, she screamed and ran in the opposite direction. 'I don't like the silly billy dress, I don't like the silly billy dress,' she shouted at me over her shoulder.

I tried to convince her that this was not the silly billy dress but a new, nice dress but she didn't believe me.

In the end, I bribed her with a piece of banana bread.

As soon as she finished eating she asked to get changed. When she saw the dress lying on the floor next to her she said to me 'That is not the silly billy dress, that is the banana bread dress!'

50 comments:

  1. No, not silly that time, really sweet in fact!! Mmmmm, banana bread, it's the Kootoyoo recipe isn't it?? Must try that tomorrow morning, children always hungrier on weekends. They should be tired after a busy 4 days of school. Love Posie

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  2. Oh, those gorgeous chubby little hands and arms! What a doll.

    Always happy to see someone else bribing children with food too.

    The silly billy dress mark II is a winner :)

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  3. Oh I love the banana bread dress, how adorable does she look in it!

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  4. Looks great! Well done and well done Pepper for giving it another go ;)

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  5. Oh Kate, this dress is adorable, glad version II worked out.

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  6. Too cute! And the dress turned out great!

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  7. Oh my god she is a cutie! I love a chunky toddler! I do I do!
    yes, god, I am surprised you got it on her- that BB must be really good.
    We buy Busy banana bread from a shop locally - a couple of times a week as she really likes it- they call her the bananbread baby when we go in now. Its one of the few foods she will eat. ( yes sometimes chef makes it at home but he makes it at work so hates making it at home) I lvoe the dress!

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  8. Oh my heck that post cracks me up. Our poor guniea pigs, I mean, children. They put up with a lot from Mamas like us. But then again, throw yummy food in the mix and I say that's an even trade. ;-)

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  9. adorable! I have made similar mistakes (and continue to do so) in my own parenting skills! Am delight at the Banana Bread Dress and how similar in color ;p it is to the misfortunate but gorgeous stripes of the silly billy dress

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  10. I love the banana bread dress! It's great you gave it another go- it's really cute! I often give up after a sewing fail at least for a few months or so.

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  11. Yay for the banana bread dress! What a winner, looks so sweet, I think I want one in my size! Hope you are having a fabulous Friday.
    Sophie x

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  12. Hooray for the banana bread dress! It looks great!:)

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  13. Now thats a Silly Billy Triumph! Adorable.

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  14. Pepper was right to run away! I can still remember my mum chasing me around trying to get a piece of unfinished sewing on me for a final fit (always with pins in it!!!) Banana bread might have just brought me around too though. Great post, great dress, cute model.

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  15. All of the above!
    (except I cant be bothered making the banana bread)

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  16. That dress is gorgeous, and she looks cute wearing it.

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  17. Superduper cute! I love the silly billy dress Mark 2!

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  18. never one to give up, Kate perservered until she had it just right!
    My kids won't eat anything with bananas and wouldn't be caught dead wearing old sheets - perhaps the secret was to get em young! Too late now for me, I'm afraid.sigh

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  19. That is too funny ... but she's right. It is a very cute banana bread dress.

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  20. I love the banana bread dress. It's gorgeous.

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  21. silly billy II is lovely but I can't get those gorgeous images of silly billy I out of my memory, I still vividly remember (now with fondness & amusement) my homemade school uniform with the rectangular checks going the opposite way to everybody elses.
    Priceless memories, don't destroy the evidence.

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  22. I love the dress - the Pepper Dress perhaps? I made a similar one for Minnie but shame on me - it's still waiting for elastic 2 years on...

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  23. I love the 'banana bread dress' I'd stick with that name I think! It's really sweet Kate.
    Good luck for Sunday!!!

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  24. Oh I love this dress, so cutesy pie and I love the story behind the dress! Banana bread is such a good bribe!

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  25. Oh I love the banana bread dress. I'm glad it worked out for you this time. She does look very cute in it.

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  26. Glad you kept going because it looks lovely. I hope that she can move past the trauma and wear red and white sometime before her 30s

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  27. Naaaaaaaaaawwwww... the banana bread dress... a-frikkin-dorable. Mmmhmm. She is. It is. You are!

    Take II turned out spiffingly, I love it!

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  28. Banana Bread Bribe - it should now be known as the BBB dress. She's gorg and the dress is great.

    p.s. I really like your blog. It is cool.

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  29. The banana bread dress is just gorgeous!

    I love the pattern - and love even more that it used to be a sheet :-)

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  30. I liked it the first time. The pattern on it is so nice and a great name. I am so glad this one fits best.

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  31. Yummy!! The banana bread looks pretty delish too
    xxxx

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  32. So adorable. I like the banana bread dress very much.

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  33. sooo cute. lol I love the silly billy, sorry banana bread dress journey!

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  34. I saw this post as much about your girl as about the dress Kate. She sounds fiesty and funny and determined and clever. How lucky you are!

    PS. the dress is great. Good on you for not giving up.

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  35. Mmmm! Everyone needs a banana bread dress I think ! Louise x

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  36. Haha! That's awesome. Great dress!

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  37. Good on you for not giving up. The dress and your little girl are adorable... thanks for visiting!

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  38. I love the Silly Billy/Banana Bread dress Kate!! Awesome job!

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  39. I love that banana bread dress!...and just had such an enjoyable little read back through your blog. The tale of the Silly Billy dress cracked me up - and I related in the most terrible way to your sewing process. I'm the same - LOVE to sew, but possess the opposite of the character traits nescessary to do it well...

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  40. This story just warms my heart! How could you not try again with the same fabric, I mean I want one.

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  41. I love... the new named "banana bread" dress. Very pretty.

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  42. Hurray!! She is utterly adorable in that dress! I hope today was just as successful :)

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  43. It looks great - soes that mean that she will only wear it on days that she is eating Banana Bread?

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  44. Very Special little number kate!! I LOVE it!!

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  45. I love the banana bread dress, what a sweetie. The colour and pattern is just so cheerful and I am completely digging it! And what a gorgeous girl to model it. xo

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  46. Well done on take 2 and the fabric looks great. Your daughter is gorgeous.

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