Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Dress For a Friend

AS&E issue 90

Smock plate is "Wild At Heart"

I feel like it's been ages since I've done regular posts to my blog. So anyway, this fabric is from Hancock Fabrics. We have lots of rose prints right now, which is right up my alley. And of course, most are pink prints, yeah! There are loads of prints I want right now, but I am holding myself down to just getting my favorites. I seem to find bunches of fabrics I just can't live without. I know all you sewing girls have the same affliction. But it's not one you'd want to change. More enabling please!
On the dress, I used sleeves from "Indigo Child", which is more suitable to an 8 yr. old little girl. I used the pattern pieces from Gail Doane's book Cute As a Button. I love being able to interchange most pattern pieces in AS&E. It makes designing the perfect dress some much more fun.
The lady I gave dresses for each of her granddaughters was thrilled and that makes me very happy. She gave them the dresses on Father's Day. She said happy daughters would be her present to her son that day. I told her to let them wear the dresses whenever they wanted. I DON'T want the dresses to decorate the closet. Starting tomorrow, I have a 4 day weekend from work, yeah! So I will be doing lots of sewing. Mostly for me and my daughter, Rachelle. Since it is now summer weather, I just have to have some new work skirts and blouses. I really tired of wearing the same two skirts and blouses. I will post some new pics of me in my new togs :) Here's to a wonderful time of sewing and smocking to everyone. Happy stitching!


Bernideen said...

Oh my - that is beautiful. I know nothing about this art but see alot of labor here!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

What a lovely dress! Your choice of threads complement the fabric beautifully. I love the dark green hearts at the bottom, they really stand out.

Heidi said...

I love it! When I was a little girl, my mother made us many, many dresses. Sometimes she made them all out of the same fabric, and we enjoyed looking like steps from the same pattern!

Julia said...

Another beautiful dress! I always tell my daughters and clients to put those dresses on those girls and let them wear them. Too much work goes into them for them to never be worn!