Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dress for Bella

Here's a little dress I made for a friend whose baby girl is due in February.
In my typical last-minute fashion, I was sewing on the buttons as Jason drove to the party. (The little Swiss Army knife scissors in my truck's console has been a lifesaver on more than one occasion.) I've made this pattern before, but it has a few problems. I was extremely satisfied with myself for figuring out some of the kinks, one being that the collar always stuck up funny, and another that the sleeve hems looked frumpy.

Sometimes I am timid to give handmade gifts because I'm afraid they won't be liked. Hit or miss, I still love to make things, and when I make a gift, I'm thinking of and praying for that person. At any rate, I look forward to meeting little Bella some time next month!

7 comments:

Janice said...

Its really cute. . . I love the red gingham!

Carrie said...

Love it!! Don't you just love that feeling of satisfaction? :) I was just feeling the other way the other day about something...now I forget what it was, but I wish I could remember, so I could feel so happy about it all over again. :)

Deb said...

Gingham is always perfect on a child. It looks great!

Sabrina said...

Very cute!

heather said...

I love the dress too!! I think your friend will treasure it too. <3 <3

Lynette said...

I fully expect to see it with a monogram on the front (as per Brigitte's comment and past history :) ), and I think Brigitte will be HONORED to have her daughter wear your sweet little dress.

Grandma Ruby said...

So very sweet, Joyce. I remember how much I loved dressing my little girl in the red gingham dress made by her Aunt Ellen. It's a classic for sure!