Greetings from Seattle



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sewing Project: A New Dress For Princess Irene

It took me a while to get going on this project, but yesterday I devoted the day to finishing it up. I start with a vision, a basic pattern, and then see what fabrics I have to choose from. I'm never quite sure how it will turn out, but I'm happy with the result. Granddaughter Irene will be six in April, a week before Easter. I don't know how much longer I have before she will outgrow pretty little dresses, so I have to take the opportunity while I have it. I'll be sending this on ahead, even though we will be there for her birthday. There might be another dress to wrap up by then.

12 comments:

  1. As always, very cute. The princess must be growing. This one looks larger than the last one you made.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Linda, this dress is just beautiful! She's going to love it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Linda,
    That is absolutely adorable...she will love it! gosh, I would love it :) so cute! ASk them to take a photo of her in it to show everyone :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very impressive work, Linda...I love all the sweet details.

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's so beautiful. I wish you could have been MY grand when I was a girl, I would have thought myself to be the luckiest girl in the world. Glad to hear things are going so well for you. I'm keeping to 1600 calories a day, but not an A for a while, although today it was an A-. I'll take that.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awesome dress! The colors are beautiful, and the blue will go nicely with her blonde hair.

    My mother used to be a seamstress like you. Then she had to give it up in her late 70s because her eyes got bad. She is now legally blind in one eye.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very nice. I really miss my sewing machine while we are here in Florida. Maybe next year I will insist on packing it. Do you do the embroidery?

    ReplyDelete
  8. what a sweet dress, love the machine embroidery and the color are perfect. how creative and loving.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You are such a wonder, Linda! That dress is gorgeous and I can just imagine how much your little Princess will love it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The dress is very creative and darling. Did you do the embroidery? I think she will love it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. The dress is outstanding, and I think she will never outgrow the treasures that you create for her. My friend's mom sewed long into her kids' adulthoods and recently made matching pajamas for everyone. That was fun!

    ReplyDelete
  12. the dress is beautiful Linda!
    I love all the colorful happy trim

    ReplyDelete

I would love to read your comments. Since I link most posts to Facebook, you may comment there if you do not have an account. I have eliminated Anonymous comments due to spammers.