This ruffled neckline dress pattern from Etsy designer Whimsy Couture looks cute in this Keepsake Calico print, Apples + Pears, with pink polka dot trim. Seeing the girls dressed up for school -- Emma starting kindergarten and Mary Ashley now a second-grader -- I reflect on how quickly they have grown.
Perhaps I was so drawn to the Apples + Pears fabric because I remember them wearing these ruffled pants to preschool. At 2 and 4, they were the best of friends.
And still the best of friends.
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I will announce the winner next week. Along with many of our friends in the path of Hurricane Irene, Whimsy Couture has lost electricity. Our prayers are with all who have been affected by the storms, as well as our students, teachers and administrators heading back to school.
"The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder." ~ Ralph W. Sockman