A Pipe Dream is “a fantastic hope or plan that is generally regarded as being nearly impossible to achieve” (via Wikipedia), but what I find amazing is that it tends to be used in a negative connotation.

Quite frankly, I see it as the opposite. I want my daughter to have Pipe Dreams, lots of them! And I never want her to stop having them! To dream up the ‘impossible’ and go after it wholeheartedly, to chase those wild dreams while living out her passion and her calling in life. To not believe in the impossible, but regard everything as possible!

When I saw this skirt the other day on Pinterest, I knew what I wanted to do with it.

I whipped out my favorite go-to Summer fabric, linen, and pulled an old DKNY dress I had for Chloe for sizing info, and went to work. To tell you the truth, the dress kind of morphed in mid-making. The more I played with it, the more the material and design spoke to me. To say I am in love with the end result is an understatement…I L-O-V-E this dress!!!

Naturally, it has lots of piping in it – which is where I came up with the name Pipe Dreams.

Chloe has so many dreams, and so much imagination! It is one of the many things I love about her, the small things that make day to day life with young children incredible!



If you ask her what she wants to be when she grows up, she may say…



A Grandma Magician, a vet, an astronaut, or a Princess (usually it is Grandma Magician, she kind of has her heart set on that one thanks to Olivia). And I tell her she can be all of these things, and then some!

When she wants to curl her hair so she can look like Mommy did when I went on a date the other night with Daddy, I say Yes! Because it is my dream and desire that she will always look up to me.



And when she wants to just play, and is thrilled with a dress that has big pockets so her stuffed animals can come along for the ride, my heart fills with joy…



…Because I can savor these moments when she is still just a child, my child, sharing her dreams with me. Before long, these dreams may become realities.

To make the Pipe Dreams Dress, click HERE for the tutorial. Pattern pieces are included for Size 5.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And until next time, Happy Sewing :)