Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Woo Hoo! A new dress and a free pattern.

I did a lot of sewing last week - thank you Jesus! I am working on a new pattern so I have made four dresses to get it just right. I will share the others later this week. This is Molly's strawberry dress. She loves the strawberry applique!
The dress ties over the shoulders and has a little curved bodice. The ruffle you see at the bottom is her little slip - just too cute! I really love how it turned out. This will make the perfect summer dress for the girls. Oh, and guess what! You can get the strawberry design for free! I am hoping to have this dress pattern in my shop as a download in a couple of weeks (let's just see if that really happens in the given time frame). I will try to have sizes 1-7 available. To get your freebie strawberry click HERE (or on the word tutorials at the top of the page), click add to cart (pattern is free), follow the prompts to download. I put this on a T-shirt too and it was super cute. I think it would be great on a bag too, or a skirt! We sure have had a lot going on lately! Maddie got her ears pierced after begging her Daddy for an entire day. She didn't cry she just whimpered a little until we put the mirror in front of her, then she gasped and said " Mama! Wook, they pix me earwings!". Molly and Tim drove the tractor last week. Start'em young! The chickens got promoted to the yard. Yes! No more chickens in the house! Are we up town or what!? I feel so high falutin! Molly lost another tooth. Tim caught his first fish. Maddie has been officially promoted to the big girl bed, and is lovin her life! No more gymnastics to get in bed! My Granny got Internet so she now reads my blog. Told you we were uptown! Granny got a Mac! Now Paw Paw wants to get on EBay. I'm kinda proud that he knows what EBay is. We got the opossum that has been getting in the trash, he sure was a mean looking sucker! Those things freak me out, he looked like a big rat. UUUUGGGHHHHH! Lily and Iris are sitting up, not for long but they are doing pretty good. My kid's drawers no longer have winter clothes in them. Thanks Kim! She came over last week and cleaned out the drawers while I sewed for her little girl. That was the best trade EVER. I made two outfits and a dress. We had a family girl sleep over (I will be posting about this later.), and a family reunion. I had such a good time! Tim is riding without training wheels!!!! You have never seen a four year old so proud! He can even take off without a push. Well That's all I can think of right now! Let me know what you plan to do with that strawberry. I would love to see pictures of what you all make with the freebies. I would love to post some on the blog. If you want to participate send them to mamacaffee@hotmail.com.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That dress is adorable! Great job!Thank you so much for the free tutorials.

Sheila said...

The dress and strawberry are as beautiful as the pretty Molly who is wearing it. How can you resist sewing for such pretty little girls? Well you can't! But you also need to post a picture of Lily and Iris. They must be getting big. And what a nice thing to do for Kim to clean out the winter clothes. I used to hate that job!
I still laugh every time I watch the famous "Maddie goes to bed video".
xoxo

Anonymous said...

So cute!! Thanks for the tute!

tara said...

I love the dress. I cant tell you how long I have been searching for a summer dress pattern for my girls. This may be the one. I can see the strawberry on flour sack dish cloths. Hmm...

thecherubscloset said...

Love the strawberry!

bee'nme said...

Oh Samantha - I LOVE coming here and drinking in the goodness and sweetness of your life. I'm continually blown away by your incredible talent, but I am just as impressed and inspired by the life you lead with your family...ahhhh...I know it must be hectic and noisy and chaotic at times, but it feels like peace and joy from your words and actions. Enjoy these wonderful extraordinary ordinary days!

LOVE the dress, the fabric, the curved bodice, the tie top, and the CUTE strawberry..PERFECT!! Let me know if you would like me to host a graphic (for free of course) to drive traffic to your site from my site to sell your patterns, etc...I'd love to help promote what you do...I really believe in it...in YOU...

Have a blessed Thursday...and savor those special magical moments...

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

mommatothebear said...
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mommatothebear said...

I love love love the dress. The curve downward on the bodice, the tie shoulders, the sweet simple fabrics. YUM! Glad your grandparents are enjoys the internet. My grandfather got his first computer when he was in his 70s! My grandmother would never use it, but he e-mailed his grandkids and Swedish relatives until he got really sick. He was the only tenant in the nursing home with a computer! LOL I miss my grandparents, so cherish yours for me, ok?

mignonesia said...

Greeting Samantha,
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Cheers
XOXO
Dita.