Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Dress for Penny : :

When one of my most favorite people asked me to make a little dress and crown set for one of her most favorite people, of course I said yes! A sweet little girl named Penny just become a big sister, and I was summoned to make something special just for her. I was extra excited when the request was for me to make another one of my friend Lindsay's adorable Charlotte Apron Dresses. It was such a pleasure the first time around!

Penny Dress & Crown Set

So yesterday, ignoring all my qayg wips and birthday crown orders, I spend my sewing time making this gift set for Penny.

It finally gave me a reason to try out Art Gallery Fabric for garment sewing. Everyone is always saying what a nice drape and hand it has for sewing clothes -- it's true! The PIMA cotton is so lovely and soft, and that Emerald color, so vibrant. I need more! My friend also loved the Domestic Bliss fabrics I used on my last dress, so I used some more of those for this apron, too.

Love this Aqua

I used two prints from my gorgeous stack of Chicopee fabrics, as well! This wonderful Fuchsia for the bodice.

The combo of the fuchsia pinks and the aqua teals is so, so pretty!

Purples & Aqua

And, this sweet aqua floral for the straps. I love a good, small floral print like this and those tiny, little hearts!

Sweet Chicopee Floral

Of course, I had to make a Penny crown to match!

Penny Crown

I really hope she loves it!

Penny Dress & Crown Set

Happy Wednesday, all! Maureen

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30 comments:

  1. Very cute! I bet she loves it...and congrats to the new big sister and family :)

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  2. Oh so adorable. I am sure she will love it. Being a big sister is such an honor and this outfit will truly fit the honor:)

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  3. What a sweet dress! That is adorable!

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  4. This is super cute Maureen! She is going to love it!!

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  5. So cute, Maureen! I placed my first order with Intrepid Thread and I ordered some of the pure elements cotton. Can't wait to feel it!

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    1. You are going to love them! I have been building my solids stash with just afg pures -- I plan to share them soon!

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  6. It is absolutely lovely. How could she not love it? What a beautiful dress ánd crown for a lucky little girl.

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  7. So cute! Love the colors you chose, and that little floral print is my favorite part. Wish us big kids could get way with wearing such cuteness

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  8. Adorable for sure.. she will be so happy

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    1. ps I just bought Cocoon.. oh la la........ with julies great customer coupon deal.. its my birthday present from my hubby, I am on a thrift budget right now too, but thats ok. I have a bundle or 2 to work on. love the crown, I am gonna gets some one day when my granddaughters will let me put something on their heads, right now they want even let me put a bow..

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  9. This is just too cute!

    xx Linda

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  10. Penny will be one happy little girl! Great job!

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  11. Cuter than a bug! After two GSs we have a Penny (Penelope) too now, she's only 4.5 months. A bit little for this dress but oh my she would look gorgeous in it. :)

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    1. I've made a 12month size and now this 2t, and am in the process (still) of making my little girl her own. In my defense, she keeps changing her mind! :)

      A teeny tiny 6month size would be SO cute!!!

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  12. That is the most adorable thing ever!!! I must go check out the pattern...

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    1. I really love this dress! I do the most simple version that the pattern offers, but I really want to make a super patchwork version one of these days! How cute would that be?!!

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  13. Great gift for a new big sister! It is a gorgeous colour combination!

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  14. That is so cute! The colour scheme is perfect =D

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  15. How adorable is that outfit?!!! Too cute!

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  16. Soooooo cute. How sweet are you??

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  17. Super cute---love the fabric combo!
    -liZ

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  18. What a pretty dress! And that lovely crown. She will love it.

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  19. Precious dress. It might be the perfect pattern for me to make a dress for my daughter. Seem like you could wear a long sleeve shirt under death it and be just fine for cooler weather. So inspiring Maureen!

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  20. Adorable dress and all set is soooo lovely!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  21. Aww, so cute, she's going to be the best dressed big sister ever!

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  22. that is the exact crown i want for sara! the dark color just needs to be purple. i am i love with this! and the dress is adorable! i want to make one for her now too!!!

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