Sunday, July 15, 2007

Bluebonnet for a Blue-Eyed Babe

In celebration of her first birthday, The Princess had her portrait made this past week. What's a girl to wear? Bluebonnet, of course!

Here she is practicing patty cake!

I love the fullness and complete girliness of this dress. Look at the back:

You may remember that this is the Mary De pattern from the Childrens Corner. I will definitely make another one of these.

I have this theory, see. I firmly believe in dresses for girls--little girls, big girls, skinny girls, fat girls, young girls, old girls, and girls with skinned-up knees. My theory is that if I unleash an avalanche of dresses in their direction and smother my granddaughters with constant and regular doses of them, they will develop a love of dresses and live with me forever in the Land of Dressdom.

And I know that I am not alone in this theory. I read and surf blogs, too, you know. There are tons of you out there who share this theory, too, whether you are in tune to it or not. Of course, some of you, like me, are completely Out Of The Closet on this topic. Erin over at Dress A Day comes to mind immediately. For all the rest of you, don't be afraid. The water's not deep. Just jump in the boat!

The official On The Hanger photo of the front:

And the close-up:

On The Hanger back view:

And the close-up:

I just adore that overlapped double button closure, don't you?
And by the way--Number One Son recently bought a falling down house and has started renovations on it. Check out the link to his blog (Be It Ever So Humble) in the sidebar!


Dana said...

I'm also a firm believer in dresses for girls--all girls! My girls think something's wrong if I put them in something other than a dress these days.

By the way, I also love your blog, sewing dresses, and A Dress a Day!

Hey--can you teach me to smock like that???


Emilee Odette Garrett said...

Hi! I found your blog through a google blog search for "smocking". I am a novice seamstress/pleater/smocker and am have a blast making dresses and things for my little girl. I'm glad to have found your blog. It's very informative - I love the detailed instructions on smocking and putting garments together. I need all the help I can get... Your work is beautiful. I will be checking back to see what you make next!

Jen said...

Here here! Bravo and encore on the dresses! I think they are the thing we should all be wearing.

And I was just wondering how you are able to smock like that. Let me and Dana know if you decide to hold court and teach us all how!