How was I to find my way back after the intensity of the past two years of writing and last weekend’s graduation? The answer was sewing. Mimi Kirchner’s Purl Girl pattern has been tempting me for months. So I abandoned all sense of reason and grown-up responsibility and unplugged from the world for a few days. Out of my fog emerged Persephone. I can’t tell you where or how her name came to me — it just did. But not until she was ready for her first photo shoot.
P’s outer frock is made from a scrap of antique Japanese kimono; her underskirt is the repurposed edging of a vintage pillow case. For her body, I used felt ordered from Purl Bee.
Mimi’s pattern is free, easy to follow, and fun to customize. I highly recommend this rejuvenation project — for girls of all ages!