One of my favorite ways to make funky dresses for Yarrow, is by cutting down old shirts, sweaters, or leftover fabrics I have laying around. Right now, I’ve been cutting up an old cashmere sweater for a dress, and a green, lamb’s wool sweater as a winter coat. In a week or so, and an evening or two of intense embroidery, they’ll be wearable, with enough left over for little leg-warmers, mittens, or a pocket.
As she grow, obviously, cutdown sweaters won’t provide enough fabric, but I’m pretty confident that I have a few years left of cut downs from old sweaters, silk skirts, or thrift store sweater-dresses. After that, well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it!