Monday, November 12, 2007


Ok, so my Wally-World no longer carries the elastic thread. Bummer. As such, I couldn't finish the black top for Lu's plaid skirt ensemble. It will have to wait until the weekend when I can get to Hancocks (and pray they have it there.)

This was all FINE because I had lost my black top/corsety thingie mo-jo anywho. On to bigger and better things, I say! For Lu's Centennial Celebration performance, we designed this little number instead:

I got to mix prints (my favorite thing) and Lu loved the crossover bodice. No pattern used, other than the armscye off of a bodice pattern in my stash. The bodice has halter ties around the neck, and the back is shirred for about 5 inches.

The bodice isn't really crooked either, she's just standing funny. See...

The best part is the frayed spiral roses on the skirt. I tore 1-1/4 inch strips of the blue/cream dot and stitched 1/4 inch from each edge to keep the fraying in check. Then I gathered each strip with my gathering foot (very fast & simple). Wind the strips around and around until you have a big fluffly rose & ta-da! Frayed goodness. I made 1 large & 2 smaller roses, with accompany twirly vine-age:

The little cream top underneath is actually a peasant top pattern lengthened to dress-length. She will probably hereafter wear the underdress as pajamas because she immediately said it looked like Little House on the Prairie jammies. Well, fine. But she wore it tonight under the dress! Fashionista.

Let me tell ya. It's not easy dressing a 10 year old!!


  1. Cute, cute, cute! And so is the dress! Whose doorway is that? It fits right into the theme.

  2. Why that would by my door! ;) I LOVE my blue door. Every day when I come down the street, I smile when I see that door.

  3. Very cute dress, I love it!

  4. that is very sweet! she's beautiful too!

  5. Anonymous7:02 AM

    What a splendid combo, a beautiful young lady and an oh! so pretty dress:-)

  6. Anonymous1:43 PM

    So cute! I'm having a hard time dressing my 10dd to. She luvs yr dress.


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