Monday, March 19, 2012

Dresses for the Grand Girls!

We were away this weekend, visiting my husband's father in Pennsylvania, it is spring down there!  So I am a bit behind on blogging and linking...such is life!

I think this is some kind of magnolia

My husband and his Dad (who turns 89 this June)

One of the things I wanted to do when I quit work was to make things for my girls.  I made them all Valentines gifts, see those here.  This  past few weeks have been spent making dresses for my Granddaughters.

I originally was going to make dresses from the same pattern, but, Cora is so petite that was not going to work.  I chose the Oliver and S, Ice Cream Social Dress for Sophia and a Simplicity pattern (2668) for Cora.

The original fabric I purchased a while ago did nothing for me so I used some that I more recently purchased!

Here is the lovely Sophia modeling her new dress.  "Put on" was her response when she saw it and then she did not want to take it off!

She is saying Cheese!! 

She likes pockets
The fabrics for Sophia's dress are from the Calypso collection from Maude Asbury by blend.

Here is Cora's, I have some finishing to do so no pictures of her in the dress.

button and elastic is coming

The pattern called for a zipper...I really don't like zippers, especially on children's clothing.  So I made a small placket and will sew a button and some elastic (using a hair elastic) for a loop.

The fabric is from Pillow and Maxfield, the Oh La La collection!

Working on other things too, but already this week seems overwhelming, hit the ground running after 3 days away...yikes.
Have a great week.


Where I am linking to this week:


  1. The magnolias are blooming here too, so pretty! Love the dresses, Sophia looks beautiful in hers.

  2. Love the tag labels - where did you get those from - they are sooo cute! Magnlias are out here too. So pretty. Found you on the Canoe Ridge Creations link party :) Amy from

  3. Lovely,you did a great job.Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

  4. Wow Cindy! you have been busy... The dresses are gorgeous.

  5. Your grand daughters are so lucky to have a grandmother who sews for them. Love the dresses. The picture of your husband and his dad is precious. So glad y'all got to spend time with him. Thank you for sharing those adorable dresses and your sweet family at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  6. The Oliver + S dress is darling. I've never used these patters. Would you mind telling me how they are to work with? And I LOVE the Simplicity dress! Beautiful girls - both of them.

  7. These are super cute! I especially love the fabric on Cora's dress. Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this next week.