Saturday, August 6, 2011

Miss Violet View A


 View A is a dress/gown that has the feel of a smocked bishop (but in two hours or less!).

The smocking is done using dots, no pleater or fuss. I did this in about 15 minutes.


This was the first Miss Violet. I made it when Claire was just a few weeks old. This one is just simple and sweet with no smocking. When I was looking back through antique baby layettes in some of my old books I noticed a lot of peasant style dresses with ties. I loved the simplicity of the soft batiste fabrics and sweet little gathered gowns.


Ha! I thought she was chubby then!
This will probably be my new go-to baby gift for a while. I am considering taking the sizing up since many of you asked about that. But how old is too old? Maybe it should be just a shirt for older girls? I need to get this nailed down in the next few days so let me know what you think! Thanks friends. :) xo, Sam 

7 comments:

Bless by Tone said...

I would use it - both shirt and dress for my girls - they're 6, almost 7. Tone

KarenH said...

The patterns for heirloom smocked apron dresses and tops go up to a size 6, so I'd think you could easily hit that size w/o it being babyish.
I'd make one for Caroline in a heartbeat, she's a tall skinny 7yo.

kris said...

i adore miss violet, both views! i think the shirt and dress could definitely work for the 6/7 year old set. so sweet, love the little stitching!

mary said...

I agree with all above comments. I would love it in a bigger size

jellaan said...

I'm loving Miss Violet!! I think the dress could go up to a size 8, the top I would think could go larger. Can't wait to see what you decide!! :)

Vicky said...

I love this. It is so cute.

pothys said...

Beautiful Collection !!! by Revathi