Friday, January 17, 2014

A Change of Craft


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.


Lovely Linda said...

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}}}

mamapez5 said...

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

MiamiKel said...

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 :)

jimlynn said...

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.

Dawn T said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

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

Irish Cherokee said...

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

paige said...

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

JD/ Jill said...

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!

Kary said...

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.

Margaret said...

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.

Only By His Grace said...

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

Shelly Schmidt said...

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!

Diane said...

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

Hugs Diane

Gemiel said...

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