Thursday, June 24, 2010

I just love white dresses on little girls . . .

My husband has always accused me of making "too many white dresses" for our daughters. Of all the dresses I've made for them over the years, white does seem to be the dominant color. There's just something about a crisp, clean white dress that I absolutely love!

In my last post, I think I referenced the dress I was working on at the time, a reproduction of a little dress from a French boutique. This sweet little dress features hand embroidery on the front yoke with a series of pintucks on either side of an embroidered insert. The little embroidered piece is inserted with entredeaux, and the neckline is finished with entredeaux and a tiny lace edging.

I always try to take pictures of my garments, but there is just something about seeing the finished garment on the child for whom it is intended. I hope you can see some of the detail in these photos.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boy's Smocked Swimsuit

Well, summertime is officially here in Alabama. It is H-O-T!! I'm working on trying to get my three all into a good routine and still have somewhat of a routine for myself. I'm sure that by the time I get it all worked out, it will be "back to school" time again.

I'm working on a really cute little boy's diaper set (I can't wait to share this one!) and a reproduction of a dress from a French boutique. I hope to have them both finished really soon and I'll have the pictures up as soon as they're done.

In the meantime, I've decided to post a picture of a boys swimsuit with a smocked insert. This is so easy to do if you've just got a basic elastic waist shorts pattern. It also looks really cute to omit the smocked insert and add a 3 letter monogram to the leg instead.