Saturday, September 20, 2008

Smocks for little Button Rose

I have ordered a pattern to make little winter smocks for my Greta and am so excited to have them for her! I found the pattern through Jewels' helpful link here. Yesterday I was able to go to the fabric store and get enough to make three of these little play dresses. The pattern's "View 1" is fully lined and I am hoping that that will translate into being fully reversible (for expansion of wardrobe possibilities and all).

The Lord was kind to me yesterday as I went to the fabric store. We don't get to a good shopping center very often because of today's fuel prices, so we rode along with Caleb's dad who had other business in town (I tried to be as efficient as possible because others were waiting on me, but it always takes me a bit to make the one right choice for dresses to wear everyday!) I ended up going to a different fabric store than I usually go to and found to my delight that they were having a huge sale. Two of the prettiest fabrics were $0.99/yard, the denim was 75% off, and the other three prints were marked considerably down. This was such a relief to someone trying to make lovely clothes for her little princess as frugally as possible. You can see in the picture which will go together: teal and sage with roses lined in pink, denim lined in tan with rose wreaths, and red flowers with gold stripes lined in gold with white feathery leaves. She has a couple pairs of cotton cable-knit tights to go with these, and I hope to figure out how to make some warm little bloomers for her to stay extra warm with.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

So beautiful! Here is the happy culmination of your sweet early years--making dolly clothes with any and every piece of fabric (or paper or leaf?!)...and such a dolly you have now. Have fun sewing!
Love,
Mama

Shelley said...

Hi, my name is Shelley! I stopped by for a visit,and I am so glad I did. Your blog is wonderful and your precious little one is a living doll. I am sure to come back.......

Blessings, Shelley

Paula said...

Dear Katya,

I love the pretty fabrics you choose for your sweet Greta Rose. I know her outfits will turn out beautifully. I am so glad the Lord blessed you with a good sale! He always provides!

Love, Paula

Elizabeth said...

Aww ... so beautiful! I love the way you've combined fabrics! Maybe you'll post pictures of the dresses when they're finished ... ?!? I hope so! :) Have a lovely day!

Leah said...

You're little smocks turned out soo well!! I love them.