Tuesday, 12 June 2007


Well, I finally finished Ella's dress. I have has such a wonderful time with my Mum visiting that I haven't had time to post before now. She left tonight. It was sad to see her go back to England but the sadness was eased by the knowing that we will be visiting her in less that three months. Her time here has been so enjoyable; sewing, shopping, drinking tea, family dinners and lots of talking. Whilst she was here we managed to get a few projects completed; one kinder quilt (now off to quilting my a wonderful Grandma at the kinder), nighties for the girls (the old fashioned type I had when I was a little), half a skirt for Kate and Ella's dress. So, without any further announcement, I present The Dress.

I had to modify this pattern, quite significantly as you can see. Ella and I went on a special outing one day to Patchwork on Central where we chose all of the fabrics. The main bodice and skirt were made in a Japanese Kei fabric called dahlia. The two prints in the bodice were by Lecien.
The lace at the bottom of the fabric is a French vintage lace that my Mum was given many years ago.

The lace has polka dots throughout which match the polka dot fabric in the bodice. The big round buttons are so scrumptious, I was almost tempted to eat them. They are from Theo's.

Ella insisted on picking the posy for the photos. With such lovely photo posing how could I object. I hope you enjoy wearing this dress darling, as much as I enjoyed making it for you.


Cathy said...

the dress looks beautiful. Well done, Tam.

Glad you had a great time with your mum.

Louise said...

What a gorgeous dress and doesn't she look beautiful in it. I'd love to see the nighties... Chloe and her girlfriend Sophia had to put their hair ties in immediately so they could match! The red and pink are her favourite colours and will go with everything - they're really lovely.

Megan said...

Ella's posy is almost as beautiful as she is.

Violet & Rose said...

Yay! You finished it off so beautifully. Gorgeous, as always.

evashouse said...

ouauuu! Simply beautiful! :)

ingrid said...

Oh How Beautiful!!! You did a brilliant job, it truly is a gorgeous dress.