Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shylee's First Dress From Grandma

Today I'm joining the 'I Made It' blog party at Everthing Etsy.  I thought this would be a fun way to see what others are creating! 

Even though I've bought Shylee many dresses over the past two years, I realized I haven't made her one.  It was time to remedy that with this pretty white cotton that is embroidered all over in all my favorite pastels.  It's the perfect fabric for a little summer dress for a girly two year old!

I searched for a pattern, because I'm not someone who can make a clothes pattern from scratch, and off I went.  I think the last time I actually made a piece of clothing was when Shylee's mama was going to a homecoming dance or prom or some such event.  Anyway it's been over five years and it just seemd strange to be making a dress again.  Strange in a good way because it was for my granddaughter after all!

It's a simple little dress and I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I'll be seeing my little Sweet Pea next week and I can't wait to see how it looks on her!

Have a great Thursday!!!


  1. Stunningly beautiful!! She could be a flower girl in my White Wedding ;-)
    Well done Annette. She is one lucky little girl to have a creative grandma like you.

  2. How sweet! I love it, Annette. Shylee is going to look absolutely precious. You are one good grandma!

  3. Annette, it turned out beautiful! You are a good Grandma. I made extactly two pieces of clothing for my little Granddaughter when she was a baby and quickly realized it wasn't my calling - LOL!

  4. Wow, your dressed turned out super cute! I love that fabric, I am sure Shylee is going to look precious in it.

  5. I am making a dress with this pattern right now! Yours is absolutely beautiful! The fabric is stunning. Your granddaughter will look fabulous!

  6. That is beautiful!! Someday I hope to have a little granddaughter to sew for too :)

  7. That turned out so sweet! I love the fabric!

  8. Annette that is so beautiful! I wish I was a talented as you!! Thanks for stopping by the Over 40 Bloggers I added your blog to the list!!

    Thanks for joining the party!

    Hope you get lots of followers from it! Including me!! Please follow me back if you haven’t done so already!!

    Be sure to come by Friday for the Follow Friday 40 and Over Blog Hop!

    Have a great day!!

  9. Oh I love it and I bet shylee will look adorable in it too :) T.

  10. What took you so long ??? It's beautiful !

  11. Adorable fabric. Love how the shoulders turned out. Great job!



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