Friday, January 17, 2014

A Change of Craft

Welcome

I slight change of craft today - I have returned to the sewing machine and created a frock for my grand daughter.


Although the pattern looks simple, it can be a bit tricky to sew - I made it twice for my daughter years ago, and I had forgotten just how tricky!!


The front and back look very much alike, so I added some trim to the front


Here is a close-up of it - it is a very simple needle lace pattern


This is a photo of Button modelling it - she had just returned from pre-school, and did not want to take off her tights!

Needless to say little brother wanted to get in on the action too!

Loving my Grandma cuddles - be back next week!

Thanks for visiting - any comments you may leave are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.




16 comments:

  1. You are very clever Maxine - looks great and I love it with the tights too - so cute! The trim is beautiful and I am thinking handmade! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. What a pretty little print fabric you have used. Your dress looks lovely on and off. It's good to have a change now and then, though I must say it takes a lot to motivate me to dig out my machine. I'd rather do knitting or crochet. Kate x

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  3. OH Maxine! I just squeeled with delight at the site of your precious gbabies! THey are gorgeous! As is your frock, though I would say it's quite the sewn masterpiece! Aren't you glad you returned to the machine, these gifts - beautitful tokens - are the very very best gifts :) My mom sewed all of mine when I was little, including my dolly clothes, and then again for my daughters when they were little. Sadly, I can't sew to save my life!

    Blessings to you, my friend. Thinking of you and dh and know you are both in my prayers - hope you get in your garden time :)

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  4. Maxine, that little dress is so adorable!! Love the trim you added on it.
    Those grand babies are PRECIOUS!!! Get as many hugs and kisses as you can.
    Lynn

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  5. what a cute dress. Just love the little cuties your Grandies are.

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  6. Maxine,
    You are really something. I had a flash of some pictures of your beautiful gardens, your paper crafting is wonderful and now you pull a frock out of the hat. I like the material texture and the color is cool looking and refreshing. That little bit of blue trim you called simple seems quite intricate. You are such a blessing to so many people. Blessings, Carole

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  7. What an adorable dress! And cute pictures of the children, too!

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  8. Beautiful! Both the dress and the children. Will be sharing some of my stitchery in the near future. Wife says I must.

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  9. Adorable dress Maxine and your grandbabies are so precious! Enjoy the snuggles!

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  10. Oh how cute! Both the dress and your grand babies. It's been a long time since I sat at my sewing machine...Used to love to sew...Don't know what happened to get me away from it...Probably the greeting cards were calling my name!

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  11. Hi Maxine, Happy New Year!! Love the dress you made, and she looks so sweet in it. Such lovely photos of your grandchildren too. You are really talented!! Take care.

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  12. What adorable little snuggle bunnies you have! The little dress is so precious and she is precious in it. Little brother is so cute too. I know that you really enjoy the time you get to spend with them.

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  13. How adorable Maxine. I love the little dress and your grand children are so sweet.
    Hugs maz

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  14. Oh I look forward to the day where I am sewing for G-kids! Darling dress- loving the trim you added to the front. Your Model and on-looker- Oh so darling!!! Enjoy the tiny hugs : ) Bless you!

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  15. What a pretty little print fabric you have used Maxine and the picture of her wearing it delightful.

    Hugs Diane

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  16. Maxine, what can't you do??? The dress is adorable, as are you grandchildren.

    Blessings,
    Gemiel

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