Monday, July 6, 2009

Molly's New Dress

I'm a little hung up on this "big girl look" lately (I explained that here on this post), so I've been working on a new design for my Molly. I think this is Jane Austen meets American Girl. What do you think? Are you seeing it? Or maybe what I should ask is...What do you see? What was your first impression? I am considering drafting a pattern for this dress, and I really can't get past "Miss Jane". It just sounds so perfect!
This fabric is a voile type cotton that I bought on vacation two years ago, It's so thin and dainty and it flows so nicely, I really do love it. The bodice is gathered all the way across the front and back and the neckline is square-ish (Did that make any sense?). I used pearl buttons down the back to add a more heirloom look. I wish I had taken a picture of that, oh well, maybe later.....right now God is watering our garden so I won't be taking any pictures today. I'm not complaining either, our garden needed it! Speaking of the garden, oh my goodness! This morning I had an omelet with fresh tomato and bell pepper, and for lunch we will be having fresh green bean soup (including fresh dill and other spices) with homemade wheat rolls, and for our snack I made cucumber and tomato salad. Summer meals are the best!!!! There is nothing better than eating fresh out of the garden for every meal! We have already started to get enough veggies to put up for Winter too, and that makes me very happy. There is just something about cutting up those still warm veggies for the next meal that just makes everything taste so much better, ya know! I think there will be a post very soon about our Summer meals, maybe we could all exchange our favorite 'fresh from the garden' recipes! Look at me...I start the post out about sewing and a new dress and then I write more about food than the dress...I'm going to eat some of that green bean soup...

11 comments:

LadySnow said...

I think it is very sweet! Wonderful job. :-) To be more Jane austen though..it needs short puffed sleeves maybe with a possibility for longer sleeves.

Kimberly said...

My 10 yr old American Girl doll crazy and I both thought maybe Felicity's era. It's cute and simple.

KarenH said...

I'd dearly love to be a tester if you decide to offer a pattern!!!!

Can't you see this in white batiste with bits of lace insertion and some hand embroidery??

me said...

love the cap sleeve! love the sweet fabric! and love fresh tomato and cucumber salad!

but, i have never heard of green bean soup! you will have to post that recipe!

Charlene T said...

I Love the dress! It's so basic and yet innocently elegant all at the same time. The cap sleeve keeps it modern while the cut gives it that Jane air. I would love to make one for my daughter!

Harmony said...

I LOVE your dresses, and thought I'd share the first thing that popped out at me:

Edging around the neckline in the same color as the waistband would look absolutely fabulous, and would even out the wonderful, bright contrast already provided.

Just a thought! =)

Lucas said...

She looks so cute in this dress... I love the cool printed dress!!

Nell said...

Very sweet dress. I think it might be a good pattern for the fuller-figured little girl, too.
Keep up the good work, Samantha!

Molly said...

Lili (11 1/2) loves it! :) Very cute. Molly's hair looks adorable, too.

Very Verdant said...

My 7 year old love to wear dresses - especially handmade. I do hope you offer a pattern, C and I would enjoy this one very much.

Trudy Callan said...

I love that style for dresses. It's very sweet.

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