Friday, May 22, 2009

New dresses for Abby

I think we finally have our computer issues worked out and so I can blog about what I've been doing during our down time. I want to get all of the children's sewing done by the end of June so that I can concentrate on sewing the baby's layette. BTW, for whatever reason blogger won't let me put these pictures in the correct order. :-(

We went fabric shopping today so that all of the girls could choose a new dress. Most of these fabrics ranged from $2.99 to $3.99 a yard and I know I'll be sorry that I didn't buy more yardage when I had the chance! From top to bottom they belong to: Abigail, Elisabethe, Rebekah, Tabitha, and Katie.
This aqua diamond dress was originally for Elisabethe but the waistband came out way too tight in spite of my correctly (or so I thought) measuring it, it therefore became a play dress for Abby. It is a little longer in the bodice and skirt than I would normally make for her, but she'll grow into it. Below is a close up so you can see the print.

The lavender dress below is the one I sewed first, it is intended to be a "Sunday best/going to Grammas" dress. It has a bateau neckline with some light gathering along the neck and cap sleeves with silk ribbon bows at the shoulder. The skirt is 80" wide with 3 half inch growth tucks and it fastens with 5 hand worked buttonholes.

And a full length shot.

This is the full length shot of the aqua dress, it is made in the same style as the lavender except there's no gathering along the neckline. The skirt is 80" which seems so full and feminine, I really like that look. It has 3 half inch growth tucks and 5 hand worked buttonholes as well.


  1. Mrs. G....they are absolutely beautiful!

    The bonnet is lovely and so are the colors of the fabric.

    Lavender is certainly my favoriate ;)


    lady m

  2. So adoreable! What a little angel.

  3. Those are so gorgeous! I love the choice of that sleeve style!

  4. What adorable dresses, Mrs. G. I so admire your diligence in sewing and caring for your children.