Friday, January 08, 2010

sew & tell: secret gift edition

Are you ready?  We've had a few weeks off from Sew & Tell and I hope you are excited to catch up!
I thought today would be a fun day to link to your after-holiday posts sharing some of the gifts you may have made that you couldn't share before.  If you are linking to a post that you wrote in the last few weeks - please add a little note about Sew & Tell somewhere, thanks!  And of course, you can share anything else you have been working on!

I actually didn't make any gifts for Christmas, that I haven't already shared.  But I did get the little dress made for my daughter.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out and now I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be making more little dresses.  I like a nice quick project.

I liked some of the techniques they used in this pattern.  The neck and armholes are finished off with single-fold bias tape.  Much easier and better looking than those annoying facings that you usually have to do!

No one was around to take a picture of the two of us, so you get another mirror shot.

Look at my belly!  I had to take out all the seams I took in when I initially wore this dress back in November.  Ahhh, the woes of pregnancy.

I'm pretty sure she likes it.


Here's a little New Year's refresher of the Sew & Tell guidelines. (Irrelevant or non-following posts will be deleted.)
1. Link to your specific post (email me if you have questions about that.)
2. Please mention us here and link back to this post so everyone can join in.
3. Pat each other on the backs in the comments!

33 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Catherine said...

Your daughters dress is just beautiful and a cute photo of her too.

Lauren said...

i can't tell which is cuter, your daughter or the dress you made for her :) Thanks for hosting again, even though you're busy!

Diane said...

Love your mommy/daughter dresses! She is adorable!

Rene' said...

What a cutie!!! Your daughter is just too precious. I love the mommy and me dresses! Thanks for sharing! It's great to see everyone back.

KQuiltyBee said...

Such lovely dresses--even with the seams let out (for such a great reason) you must have felt like princesses. Beautiful!

Natalia said...

I love your daughters dress, so cute that now you have matching dresses! :)

Dee said...

Love the belly, love the dresses! Just can't seem to pull that off with all boys! LOL

Healthy day to you all in sunny CA!

Suzanne said...

Very pretty dress! When I think of making something matching for one of my daughters and me it's hard to imagine not looking tacky but you've pulled it off wonderfully!

Holly said...

super cute. both your girly and your dresses.

Alisa said...

The dress looks so sweet! Very nice work.

Kim D. said...

Beautiful dresses.

SueWis said...

Your dresses are adorable. I love that fabric. I am definitely going to use bias tape instead of those annoying facings. Thanks for sharing!

mandy said...

"the woes of pregnancy" - What?!? Pregnancy is the only time we don't have to walk around sucking our tummies in all day!!! Plus, the baby belly is so adorable! OWN it!!!

Oh, and pretty dresses=)

ktquilts said...

Like may not be a strong enough word! The dresses are perfect!
Blessings,
KT

Lesly said...

Yay, we're back in business! Happy new year! I linked to my best finish during the hiatus - the snowball challenge I'd been working on.
So glad to see the Mom and daughter dresses - they are the cutest! It's a wonderful age when your daughter wants to dress like you! It doesn't last!

beth said...

Love the little dress! And the cute little girl inside of the dress. So sweet!

She sews and scraps said...

oh that is just beautiful! I love that you each have one! I need to learn how to sew clothes and you definetly are inspiring me!

Mrs Moen said...

Both daughter and dress are adorable!
I still cannot believe you ran into you friend's husband at the hotel. It really is a small world.

Heather said...

So precious! Your daughter is a little doll, and you did a fantastic job on the dresses. :o)

Thanks so much for hostessing Sew & Tell Friday. It really helped me get back to my blogging after being away for much too long!

Vicki said...

Your daughter's dress is so cute! I linked to the quilt I gave my sister-in-law for Christmas. :)

Whimsical Creations said...

That is the cutest!!! The 2 of you look beautiful!

Jessica said...

The dress is so cute on your little girl! Thank you for providing a place for people to share ideas.

Laura said...

She is SO CUTE!! I love the matchy matchy-ness. I am still trying to get a post up by tonight.

Julie said...

I guess everybody has already said it but I've got to say it too...love the matching dresses! Did Alison want to go to the ball in her dress too? SO cute!

midge said...

i love the dress, it suits her so very much and she is adorable. future super model me thinks

Karen said...

So cute - I love the dresses - you get WAY too much done - you're making the rest of us (me) look bad...thanks alot...

Patti said...

Hi...joining your party a bit late! Thanks for hosting

Lara said...

Adorable Amy! She looks smitten with that dress :) Cute as a button!

Mag said...

I add my post... yeah... i love the dresses you made... wish I have a daughter

wishes, true and kind said...

Pretty, pretty dress, and how cute is she in it !?!?!

Rita @ Mochi Studios said...

gorgeous matchy dresses for you and your girl! sigh, I wish I could sew dresses! that's something for me to add to my 2010 resolutions!

Kristen said...

I love how the shoes work perfectly. Your daughter look so happy. I wish knew how to make clothes that look that beautiful.

prashant said...

Thanks for hosting again, even though you're busy!

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