A pink dress for Easter.
She told me exactly what she wanted.
She picked out this
Sandi Henderson Henna Garden
that I had been hoarding in my stash
for several years.
She simply had to have puffed sleeves!
So, like any "bosom friend" of
Anne of Green Gable's,
I made her the puffiest of puffy sleeves.
She wanted a full, twirly skirt.
Sadly every time she twirled,
she twirled away from the camera.
So you will just have to trust me that it twirls.
It had to have a big, long bow.
She REALLY wanted it to be a LONG dress.
But I split the difference with her
and hemmed it at tea length with a growth tuck.
I love growth tucks because
they are such a quick and sturdy
She wanted it smocked,
but ONLY pink.
I tried to talk her into a little bit of green
or some darker pink,
but the answer was no.
When I started smocking this,
I had no real design in mind.
I just "winged it".
At first, I wasn't very inspired
and not terribly thrilled with the simplicity
of the smocking.
But now that the dress is done,
I think it is exactly what it was supposed to be.
She wanted a collar,
but it had to be the same fabric.
I was leaning toward white collar and
I managed to talk her into
a tiny bit of trim.
This teeny rick rack is very vintage.
She was very happy with her dress.
I am think she chose well.
I asked her for a big smile,
and she decided to flash her gum at me.
She insisted that I show you
She thinks they have high heels.
She likes to put them on and tap on the tile
because they sound like real heels.
I love this picture.
It shows her standing still,
which is a rarity.
But of course,
we had to have her "Classic Ahnalin" pose.
I ended up using up nearly every
bit of that fabric.
Tomorrow I will post about India's Easter dress.
I had better get some sleep.
I am busy working on some very exciting
I can't wait to share them with you.