the Sarah dress

while the families were here, my machine was taking a well deserved break.  ok, not quite.. i did mend a few items, and actually made one dress 🙂  sew i must…

but this post is not about that dress (will save it for the next post).. hehe.. this one is another pinny i made sometime ago which was given to my niece, Sarah when she was here.  she wore it the first day i gave it to her, but i forgot to take any pictures 😦 

let me just call this the Sarah dress. it is a pinafore with bubble skirt, and a matching sash sewn in place and fully lined.

the back of the dress with the pretty ribbon tie.

the little detail on both sides of the skirt hem. i am not sure what technique this is, but i thought this look rather lovely to an otherwise plain bubble skirt.

meanwhile, as we get back to our routines after the family has gone home, i’ve started on a project that i’ve been meaning to work on.  it’s rather exciting and it has some farm theme to it… can’t wait to get that going!

i love the red barn house! something fun in the farm is coming up soon!

” Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.  Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will never count against him.”   Romans 4:7-8



bubble dress/balloon dress

yay!  i am so happy i (ahem!) designed and sewn another dress!

well, lil j’s new friend has invited us for her 1st birthday party this weekend.  naturally i got excited. not only for lil j (who is happily practising happy birthday song lately, and is learning to ‘make new friends’) but also for the opportunity to hand made another gift for a little girl.

a pinafore was what i had in mind but i also thought it would be quite plain.  so i decided to combine a pinny with a bubble dress and the result was a lovely piece that i so, so wished lil j was a girl for a moment so that i could dress her up!  (i know, the same sentiment each time i made a dress)  but it’s ok, i know some other little girl will be wearing it, and i am just as happy i get the chance to make it for her.

made with printed cotton, i added two little bow on the shoulder straps near the buttons

big bow at the bottom back - it would be really cute to see when the little one start walking 🙂

Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.  1 Thessalonians 4:11-12