Sunday, March 31, 2013

A very special Easter dress

Is there anyone still out there who's been following my blog for a very, very long time? Do you, perhaps, remember, a certain birthday antiquing excursion? Maybe an embroidered collar? And the finished baby dress that followed?

Nearly six years after I first bought the fabric for this tiny dress, I have a sweet little girl to wear it. God is good!

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I also made her cloche hat this past week. The pattern comes from the Etsy shop eVINTAGEpatterns. It's made for felt but I was easily able to use fabric -- periwinkle blue linen-look from my mom's scrap box, and plain white cotton (lightly interfaced) for the lining and the bow. I'll have fun with this pattern this summer, I think!

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Such fun to have a daughter!

20 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talents
    with us!

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    1. It's my pleasure! Thank you for the compliment!

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  2. Oh this is darling!!! I absolutely adore it! We have just found out I'm pregnant with our 3rd & I am already swooning over little vintage baby outfits & bonnets. I'm off to check out that vintage pattern store.

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    1. Congratulations! How exciting! :)

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  3. She looks adorable in the hat and dress! I love your dress too- was that the one you wore as your going away outfit?

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    1. Yes, it's the same dress! As a matter of fact, I don't think I've worn it since Easter 2009, so it feels new again! :)

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  4. These pictures are so precious! Lavina looks like a mini-you! ;) Being a long-time blog reader, this is a wonderful encouragement to me, who has saved stuff for years and have begun wondering if I should get rid of it. Blessings to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks, Cheri, that's good to hear -- most people say she looks like Douglas so it's nice to hear someone can see me in her, too. :-P I know what you mean, I wonder about getting rid of things too, especially if I am saving it for "a hope deferred," but so far I haven't. God is good and he fills me with peace and hope even when I don't have any of my own left. God bless you, too. :)

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  5. You two are so beautiful. Clothes, hats and everything!

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    1. Aww, thanks! It was fun to get so dressed up. :)

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  6. How cute! This is a beautiful mother/daughter photo, and you both look so vintage with the cloche hats and charming frocks.

    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, Katrina! Happy Easter to you too!

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  7. Wow! I do remember reading those posts. Amazing! I didn't know I'd been reading your blog for so long but I can't say I'm surprised.;-) It's always been so exciting to read and I really enjoy each new post. Lovely mother/daughter picture too by the way. :-)

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    1. Oh, thanks Hannah! I knew there must be a few out there. :) Can you believe how the time has flown by?!

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  8. So lovely, thank you for all of the inspiration.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful! I love the picture of you two together :) Daughters are so much fun! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lauren! It is so sweet to have a little girl! God is good! :)

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