Saturday, 29 May 2010

Summer dresses with Moomin and Barbapapa

Yes. It's true. Moomin is turning 65 years this year. The books about that lovely white troll was first written in 1945, but Tove Jansson was a very productive author and continued writing about them for a long long time. Everyone in Sweden has read the books about Moomin. The author actually is from Finland (which is why you could visit Moomins home there), but she wrote in Swedish, so it feels like a big part of the children's litterature.

This is an old sheet or duvet cover that I have recycled. I actually bought it from Finland, so it it VERY genuine. These peasant dresses are so practical! My daughter pulled out a couple of dresses from the wardrobe that I made for her two years ago and wore them again. They are not kneelength any longer (more like mid-thigh), but still look great with a pair of tights.

One of their top qualities of this model is that they cover up little shoulders very well, but are still breezy enough to be cool during summer. One Moomin dress in sz 4T (104) and the other in 5-6 (110/116), both available in the shop.
And, since we're at it with children's books. Why not join in with another cuddly, blob-shaped creature (although he's pink…). Barbapapa. French book charakter from the 1970's and well known in most European countries I would say. Since all of us growing up in the 70's now are reading these books to our children, Barbapapa has become really popular, again. Only one dress listed, in sz 3T (98cl), but send me an email if you need one in another size.

3 comments:

Hello said...

Åh, så fint motivet hamnade på muminklänningarna! Tyget gjorde sig verkligen på den här modellen!

metamorphosis said...

Oh, I just love those dresses!

newdressaday said...

Adorable!! That fabric is fantastic.