Monday, October 20, 2008

Riley's Birthday Dress




Princess #2, aka Riley was six on October 11th, but due to circumstances I couldn't controll, didn't get to have her birthday party until this past Saturday. This is the corduroy jumper that I made for her. I would never have made it up trimmed in black, but that's what her mother wanted, so that's what I did, being the wonderful grandmother than I am. It turned out much better than I thought it would. Smocking on corduroy is difficult. I don't like using thimbles, so I have to do it in bits, so it took a while to get it done. I got her a black roundneck longsleeve pullover to wear under it. I hope it fits and she gets to wear it a lot. I put a lot of work into it, making the piping for everything takes a lot of time and then putting it in takes more. But it really adds to the dress. Happy 6th birthday Princess. I know you had a good time.

6 comments:

IzzyBeth said...

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Sage said...

Another beautiful dress. I so admire your talent!

I wish for you a blessed week.

StitchinByTheLake said...

This dress is darling but I cannot even imagine smocking on corduroy - you are one brave lady! blessings, marlene

Lisa J said...

Oh I love that dress. I love the coloring in it. I just do not see how you do that kind of work, I do so admire it. I also don't see how you have time to do so many of those projects. Those girls are so lucky to have you as their momma and grandma. Three cheers to you and your talents!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

its absolutely beautiful! Happy birthday Riley!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

As always Shirley, it is beautiful. Riley is a lucky little girl for sure and I know she'll wear it lots. I hope your week is a good one.

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