Spring is … well … not here yet.

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Here’s my Girl’s pretty new Easter dress, made by ME on my lovely NEW MACHINE.

Yes, it is displayed on snow.  Yes, I did take that picture March 24th.

The pattern is from the book Absolutely A-Line, by Wendi Gratz.  It’s great.  She gives a basic pattern in several sizes, then show how to modify it to make 28 variations.  Some of her variations are not my taste, though most are adorable.  The dress is simple, sweet, and a really fabulous canvas for all sorts of embellishment.

I found the main fabric for next to nothing at Value Village, one of the resale shops in town.  Then I went to Joann’s and bought the ruffle fabric and the ribbon trim at full price with no coupon.  So much for frugality.  Here’s a close up:

Pink with silver trim. My Pretty Princess will be pleased.

Here are a few other things I’ve been working on lately:

Baby Magnets (No not for attracting babies; for putting on your fridge!):

and a misplaced gecko on a mirror:

The babies and mirror are for sale in my Art Fire shop.  I’m trying to stock up my online and simultaneously get ready for this year’s Tanana Valley Farmers Market, which will be opening for the season on May 8th.  Drop by if you’re in town!

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4 responses »

  1. I love the dress! Your Girl will always remember that Mommy made her clothes. I’m glad you’re sewing and like your new machine, too.

    You already know I love the babies & Snow Gecko.

    • My mom made a lot of my clothes, and I’m SO happy to be able to do the same for my kids. It is harder to find cute (but not too cute) patterns for boys, though. The Boy is getting pjs made with construction vehicles for his birthday.

  2. Beautiful new Easter dress lovingly made by mom (on new machine!). What a lucky girl! Never seen your baby magnets before and they are so sweet and perfectly crafted. Make me smile. You already know I think Mr. Gecko is one cool guy.

    Hugs!

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