Sunday, May 31, 2009

pretty little dresses for some pretty little girls

once again, i can not sleep. so, i sew...
tonight i was able to get part of a shower gift made, a birthday present, and a top for gracie made.

this white dress is for a cousin getting ready to have her 4th child, the first girl in their bunch!


this funky dress is for miss izzy, who is a week younger than gracie. her mom & i are also a week apart. we have been friends since middle school & i'm happy to call her my cousin in law. sara's a bit funky, so i hope she likes it and doesn't just think it's plain ugly.
i used a different old pillowcase for my bias material around the armholes. i also left it with a frayed edge, it made it easier on me & i liked the look.
to avoid a strangulation hazard with the tie, i've started sewing the ribbon in place on the dress. i read to do that somewhere, not my idea.

both of these dresses are special to me because they were made out of my grandma's old pillowcases. i think she will be smiling down from heaven at her great granddaughters wearing them.

deb, this one's for miss chloe. a very belated 2nd birthday present! i'm so sorry we haven't seen you in forever! i'll get it out in the mail this week, promise!

i made gracie a reversible swing top. i can't wait to try it on her & see how it looks. this was made out of some old 70's goodwill dresses. i didn't use a pattern, not enough patience for that of course. but, i think it turned out pretty good for winging it.

hope everyone is having a great weekend. off to bed to try & sleep....

8 comments:

Deb said...

I hope you got some sleep! Your dresses and tops are absolutely adorable! I so wish I could sew!

pmb1121 said...

These are cute, you did a great job. Do you sell these or is it just a hobby?
Paula

Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

wow! you got a lot done. they all look great. hope you are having a great weekend!
love, karen

sara said...

no selling here. my craftmanship needs a lot of work. just to give away to friends & family. i'd love to make one for miss millie though! what colors does she like? i have too many pillowcases to count!!

HootieMama said...

I wish I were that productive when I can't sleep! Great little dresses! So cute and breezy!

Jill

Angie said...

Wow sara!
Those dresses are adorable.

The Jarrett Family said...

You never cease to amaze me!! Those are adorable! Oh how I wish I had a little girl for you to make something for! Be sure to tell my other dear friend Sara to send me pictures of Izzy in her new dress! Miss you guys!

Sarah said...

Love every one! You definitely have a great eye for color!