Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pretty Prairie Rose Dress

At this point, I've decided not to totally abandon my blog. But I do need to exercise some self control and get more things done then just sitting at my computer.

I decided to show you what I finished today. It is a pretty prairie dress with little pink roses for my daughter. It reminds me of a brown dress with roses that Laura Ingles Wilder said she wore in one of her books, but I can't remember which book it was in. The dress turned out wonderfull, but unfortunately this one has taken me so long to make that the bodice in the shoulder and arm area are too tight to move comfortably. Emily Rose has grown quite a bit over the summer, and alas not much fits her anymore. I'm going to see if I can make some adjustments in the seams to give her more room, but I'm afraid I may have been too confident in zig zagging edges and cutting off extra seams, so I don't know what I'll be able to get away with. If it isn't going to work, I may put it up for sale. Do any of you have a girl who needs such a dress? (24 inch bust.)

I did get Emily Rose into the dress and outside in the sunshine for a few photos. She clearly enjoys it in spite of the restrictions.



Here is a close up of the fabric, buttons and sleeve.

10 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

VJ said...

What a cute dress!!! Thanks for showing it. I'm sorry your daughter won't be able to wear it much. If DeeDee were a little younger I would love to purchase it from you. I'm sure someone will want it.

Mrs.T said...

The dress came out just beautiful! I love the fabric. Thanks for showing that closeup... the sleeve is so pretty.

Oh, and I'm glad to hear you don't plan to give up blogging completely! I enjoy your blog and read quite often even though I seldom comment.

God bless,
Mrs.T

Pamela said...

she looks like "little house on the prairie" Laura

La Tea Dah said...

It's totally adorable on her! I love it!

Do you think you could add little gussets (reverse darts) from the shoulder seams down. If they were out of the same yardage, they would become part of the design. It could add the needed 'space' and allow darling daughter to enjoy the dress for longer. Hmmm, maybe the gussets could come out of the shoulder seam at the back? Brainstorming. . .

LaTeaDah

VJ said...

What was the name of the pattern you used, and the pattern number if you used one?

Lori-Dawn said...

Do you have a pattern for this????
I LOVE it! I'd make some bigger sizes for me and smaller for my daughter!! Thanks for sharing!

Lucy said...

ohh what a beautiful dress with a beautiful girl!!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Great job! She looks just like Laura. My daughter would have loved to have this dress and I really like the fabric.

You should be proud.
Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Mandi said...

That is precious! Love the fabric - I think it is time for me to learn how to sew clothing - I can do baby blankets and crib sheets but that is as far as it goes. ) :
Yes - it is definitely time for me to branch out - your blog has inspired me. ( :

Blessings,
Mandi

Daughter of the King said...

Is this precious or what...wonderful pics too.
Deby