Monday, March 28, 2016

a finished dress

Nicey Jane Easter dress

Yesterday was disagreeably cloudy and rainy.  Not at all nice holiday weather.  But after the rain the garden is glowing again, washed clean of its annual dusting of yellow pollen.  The azaleas are blooming with effortless glory: white, pink, purple and coral.

Nicey Jane Easter dress

This year the proportions of this dress are just what I imagined.  In comparison to my first version, this neckline is slightly higher and the contrast skirt fabric band is considerably wider.  I'm pleased too with the Nicey Jane fabrics.  Thanks to Lark Cottons for getting them to us just as soon as they became available!  It was a struggle this year to find fabrics that felt right to both Aria and me.  But we did it!

Nicey Jane Easter dress

I reduced the typical row of buttons to just two.  Aria can fasten these large, covered buttons with stretchy elastic band closure all herself.  Of course I don't mind closing her dresses for her, but she's too independent to ask.  And these are so pretty.

Nicey Jane Easter dress

We are expecting baby goats again soon, very soon.  Here's Joshua who was born April of last year from Aria's milk goat, Sully.  So big now!  As is Cinder dog, who came to our family as a little puppy February of last year. 

Nicey Jane Easter dress

The photo shoot is done, and they're off!

Happy Monday.


21 comments:

  1. That dress just looks exactly like spring should look. And if you managed to create a frock that both of you are happy with, that's Mom Magic.

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  2. Wow, she's not a little girl anymore!

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  3. That is one sharp looking model you have there. She wears that style very well.

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  4. Adorable dress! I have never ventured into sewing clothes. :) Maybe someday! You are so talented. I've been reading your blog for years and love it! -Kelli

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  5. Beautiful model and dress. Great job.

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  6. I love patterns like this. You can make a lot of fun alterations.
    This fabric combination is perfect. Really sunny and happy.
    Yesterday was gray and drab here too. ... But not crazy windy like today. Holy COW.
    Your little goat is so cute, and the pup has grown.
    Happy Easter Monday

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  7. A beautiful dress and young lady. She looks so much like you.

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  8. it's so pretty! you both have good taste. =) seeing as Nicey Jane is one of my favorite fabric lines ever, this is an easy sell to me. you've made the fabrics shine. nice work!

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  9. it's so pretty! you both have good taste. =) seeing as Nicey Jane is one of my favorite fabric lines ever, this is an easy sell to me. you've made the fabrics shine. nice work!

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  10. She is starting to look like her mama!

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  11. Very pretty dress! I managed to finish mine too, at 2:30 am Sunday morning. 😁 But it got done and my daughter loved it.

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  12. Aw, those photos are so sweet. Aria is just lovely in her pretty dress. It brings back warm memories of my Mom and Grannie sewing for me when I was little too. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. She looks lovely! I wish there was a grownup version of this dress! It's the rest blend of vintage and comfortable.

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  14. It's lovely. I really love the colors of the main fabric.

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  15. Cinder and Cinderella in the last pic. Great shot!

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  16. Aria is so pretty Rachel! I love the details in her dress - the way you did the bands of fabric and the beautiful back with covered buttons. What could be more springlike than goats and dogs and children, outside and enjoying the sunshine?

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  17. Such a lovely day and the dress is beautiful, of course! They grow so fast don't they :)

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  18. A beautiful girl in a beautiful dress. Well done Mom!

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  19. You did a great job on the dress, Rachel! How fun to plan with your girl! I especially love the photo with the goat. Man, that melted my heart! <3

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  20. Cute! Also look at the pic of you in your sidebar and the second pic of Aria :-)

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