Monday, March 15, 2010

Portrait Gallery and a Little Inspiration

Since I have been in a little bit of a sewing slump the past couple of weeks, I thought I would share one of my favorite Easter dresses. I made this for my sweet baby girl 14 years ago when she was almost 2 and a half. The dress is smocked from the shoulder. I combined two old Australian Smocking and Embroidery designs and added my own embroidery around the neck and the bottom of the smocking. I hand feather stitched the hem up. (Goodness, that took a LONG time around 90 inches of skirt!). The dress was roomy enough and long enough that she was able to wear it through two springs and summers. I loved it on her! My godchild, Jordan Leigh also wore the dress for two years a few years later. It is now packed in acid-free paper awaiting Victoria-Rose's little girl. (I sure hope she has at least one daughter with all that has been saved for her!!!)
This is a picture of my mother with Victoria-Rose. I have added another shot with the two of them and Logan in a pleated and feather stitched shirt and blue gingham short-all in a new section of my blog: Portrait Gallery. There are three posts there already showing some of the cuties in things that I have made. Please check it out! It is under the section to the right called My Other Creations. I will be adding to that section from time to time.
I am very happy to report that I am officially out of my 'sewing slump'! Hooray! All it took was giving myself permission to put aside the things that I had been working on to begin the special baby things for my dear friend Lauri's baby girl due in May. Oooooo how I love to make baby clothes! I have the smocking begun on a little daygown that I hope Lauri will use to take the baby home from the hospital. I'll give a sneak peak soon!
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