Monday, May 30, 2011

Orange Ya Glad...

Knock-knock jokes are a big hit in our house, but not as big a hit as this new dress!
I stumbled across this fabric when I was buying the lining for the prom and party dresses at JA's. There it sat by the cutting counter, where you usually find the "We can't convince anyone to buy this stuff... Will you?" collection. But, I immediately fell in love with it, along with the other 8 cotton border prints with it. I got 2 yards for DD and 2 yards of another for myself. When I got it home, she went ga-ga over it, and dug through my parents, picking out the most perfect dress pattern to accommodate the border print!
Simplicity 3515 is a "Hannah Montana" coordinates pattern, containing a jacket, top, dress, and Capri pant. I placed the border along the hem of front and back, and also placed the neckline yoke pieces, and the ties there, too. This particular fabric had 2 different borders, which is why the ties have stripes.

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I did a little here and there over the last couple weeks, and it came together very easily. No zipper, no elastic, no buttons. I made the 8 (her RTW size), and it's just a tad bit roomy, but maybe we'll squeeze another season out of it. She absolutely loves it (I got an extra big hug, thank you and "I am so lucky to have a mom like you." Yeah, I know... She really knows how to grease the wheels, doesn't she?!

I almost forgot... the Knock-Knock joke she really rolls her eyes at!
Knock-Knock... Who's There?
Smell Mop.
Smell Mop, who?
(Now think... and say slowly... Smell mah poo. Eww! Gross, Mom!)

24 comments:

Sue said...

So cute. I love the orange and pink together.

NĂ³ra said...

Your daughter so lovely. And of course her dress too...

Elaray said...

Cute Dress! Your daughter looks a lot like you in these photos!

Bunny said...

What a resemblance between the two of you! She makes a great model, just like Mommy. The dress is darling. It has that boutique-y look.

Lori said...

Very cute dress, great fabric, too. Your daughter looks so darling in her new dress.

KID, MD said...

She's such a cutie!! I love that fabric. She has great taste.

JoanneM said...

Darling dress Kristine. Well done!!!!

Irene said...

Lovely! I envy little people because they don't worry about the colours that they wear. If they love it - they wear it. No qualms about it "working" or "not working" and all the other misgivings we adults have about fabrics.

Gorgeous Things said...

Hey! That's the fabric McCalls used for This Pattern Cover!

Beangirl. said...

OK, besides the fact that I got the giggles when you said, "she dug through my parents", that is a totally great sundress!! Love it! 'Course, I'm a total sucker for border prints.

glorm said...

Your daughter is a natural model in a cute dress. I caught that "parents" also---it is funny.

Kristine said...

Ack! I meant "patterns", not parents! Stupid auto-spell typing thing!

SEWN said...

I love the dress. That color combo is one of my favorites. She looks adorable.

Summerset said...

Very cute - I've seen that fabric and you've used it to great effect!

Amanda S. said...

Super cute dress, I can see why she loves it. I would wear that fabric but didn't see it at the store the other day. Wow, a natural fiber at JoAnn's, that's a rarity! I mean, I do buy their stuff, but it's usually polyester or a blend of something with polyester. Oops, tangent. Great job on the dress!

patsijean said...

Love the dress! Orange is one of my favorite colors. Frank Sinatra once said that orange was the happiest of colors.

Janet said...

Your daughter looks very happy in her cute dress. The fabric is terrific.

Dana said...

Great dress - she's such a pro at modeling!

Thanks for the joke. My kids got an entire book of knock knock jokes but yours is a new one!

Gail said...

She is such a treat! Love the combination of colours and prints in her dress.

Anonymous said...

Great minds think alike - I have this pattern for my daughter too. Cathy

Mocha Scrapper said...

Adorable...and the dress is great, too! she may be America's Next Top Model (or a Project Runway finalist if she follows mom)!

HeathersSphere said...

Your daughter looks stunning in her colorful and upbeat dress! Very nice!

Paige said...

I love your work. Looking forward to following your blog and seeing your fabulous creations.

Anonymous said...

That dress is so adorable, I love the colors!