Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mila's Dress & Happy Mother's Day!

Finished Mila's dress yesterday. Much easier, much quicker than the little bubble suit.


Neck detail with bright buttons.
To make the details a little different, although I loved the bright little ribbons on Bryce Eleanor's, I had this great ric rac for to peek out of the hem.



So...then I made these little cloth shoes to go with the bubble suit. I had a pattern I'd gotten from the web a couple of years ago, but had somehow lost the instructions. After checking out several sites, I found JoAnna's Stardust Shoes and used her instructions. Next time I will use her pattern as well because the shape of the foot is better on her pattern.


And there should be enough left to get several more little projects out of this cheerful material...

And now I'm getting ready to go down to the cabin at Raft Bayou where we will have a late lunch with Amelia, Chris, and Bryce.

Hope all of you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

21 comments:

  1. Happy Mother's Day Jen. The little dress is so sweet but oh - those - SHOES. Makes me wish I had a granddaughter.

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  2. The little outfit is adorable, and the print is so cheerful.

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  3. How sweet! Cheerful is right! And the shoes, I swooned over the shoes.

    Happy Mothers Day to you.

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  4. Very cute, and so was the bubble suit. It's amazing the amount of work that children's clothes can have because of the detail.

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  5. happy mother's day, Jen! The rick rack hem detail is awesome. Hope we get to see the shoes on the baby!

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  6. Jenclair....

    Awwwww.... too cute! I love the little shoes!!!!!!!! Were they hard to make?

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  7. Hi Jenclair,

    Do you mind me asking what pattern you had used for Mila's dress?

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  8. Very cute!! The little dress is adorable.

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  9. What cute little outfits! Happy mother's day to you, too. :)

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  10. Annie - Granddaughters are such fun to sew for, but the little shoes are a hoot, aren't they?.

    Candace -Thanks! The fabric was great to work with and to handle, but the print was the selling point!

    Rian - The shoes fit just fine, but Bryce didn't actually wear them because she had on tiny sandals, and I didn't get a picture. I hope the elastic will keep them on her feet.

    Kay - It is sewing those tiny armholes and curves that slow me down. Have to raise the presser foot every 2-3 stitches!

    ACey - Happy Mother's Day back at ya'! I didn't take pictures of her when she tried on the shoes, but they do fit. I like the little hem, myself. :)

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  11. Ivory Spring - The shoes weren't hard to make -- except that sewing small is harder. The pattern I used is slightly smaller than the one posted on Joanna's site (Bryce still wears newborn size shoes). The process is really simple and Joanna has great pictures in the tutorial.

    The dress pattern is Butterick B4176 - Fast & Easy.

    Francoise - Thanks. The "fast & easy" was really true for the dress!

    Zegi - I have really enjoyed playing with fabric again after a fallow season when nothing called to me!

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  12. this dress is absolutely adorable! I love the fabric and the cute little shoes you made to go with it.

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  13. Get listed! It's my newest blog venture :)
    http://justusquilters.blogspot.com
    HUGS!

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  14. ohmy how adorable! these shoes are too cute! and a dress to match!!!!

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  15. Rebekah - Thanks! The dress is for the oldest granddaughter (will soon be 5!) and the bubble suit and shoes for the newest granddaughter.

    Niki - Interesting venture!

    Karoda - They were fun to do-- well, the dress and shoes were easy and fun; that bubble suit was more time consuming.

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  16. I just love this fabric it's so cheerful - is it still about? if so who is the maker....will have to see if it's still about....

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  17. The fabric came from JoAnn's; I think it was from the "Tutti Frutti" collection. They were all bright and fun!

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  18. Cute! Cute! Cute!

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  19. apple cyder - Thanks! And thanks for visiting.

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  20. What an adorable little set! I shall have to check on the pattern for those little shoes! Adorable!

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  21. Thanks, Myra! Not hard at all. Just sometimes my hands are too big for tiny things!

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