Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two of the Four Christmas Dresses

These are the dresses I made for the girls for Christmas. Since I had four to make and didn't have time to do picture smocking on each, I did the base smocking and put buttons on for decorations.

Princess #2 in the green had Santa's on her dress. P#1 had candy canes. The Banty Hen(not pictured here)had snowflakes on hers, and if I remember the great niece had elfs on hers. They were all different colors and I thought turned out pretty well.

The dresses are all made of 32nd check gingham, and will be something they can wear this summer by simply changing or removing the buttons. I suggested they wear them for Easter.

I won't be making Easter dresses this year since I have a pageant dress to make for P#2, and I only have a few weeks to get it done, and with me working every day, I'll be burning the midnight oil to finish it now. I love sewing for the girls and would do much more if I were retired, but someone has to make me a living and since I haven't won the lottery, I guess I'll just have to keep working.

Hope you are in out of the snow today. Pray for those who are cold. Love one another.


Marge said...

Oh, those are beautiful! I wish I could see your work up close. It looks like you did a really great job. My grandgirls are so big now that they don't want to wear grandma made dresses. Nothing says spring like girls in pretty dresses! I think the girls should start wearing them every day.....I'm ready for spring!

Blessings my friend,

Twisted Fencepost said...

Those are adorable! You are quite an accomplished seamstress. I wish I had time to make things like that for my granddaughters. But they don't wear dresses much.

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