When I am picking a fabric for my next project, I often get caught up in the colors and patterns, forgetting that sometimes the simplest of designs can be the most effective. Daisy's mom, my good friend Audrey, had purchased some of our Raspberry Corduroy to make pillows for Daisy's room, and so I thought raspberry was a good place to start for a dress for Daisy. I fought my "go with the floral pattern" inclination and choose Raspberry Dot Cotton Broadcloth for Daisy's Dress.
I was heading off on vacation for a few days and planned to take a baby angel sleeve bishop with me to smock on the beach. My nephew and niece are expecting their first little one and the shower is two weeks away. Now before you accuse me of procrastinating, I have been working along diligently. The bloomers to go under the bishop are all sewn (and turned our adorable, as bloomers usually do), the angel sleeve bishop had the arms attached, and my bags were packed. The last th
I was supposed to get this dress done so my good friends could take it with them as they headed south for a vacation with their son, daughter-in-law and new grand daughter Adelyn. The good news is that the dress is done. The bad news is that I am going to have to ship it! The pattern is Gail Doane's bishop dress from her book, Cute as a Button. Any basic bishop pattern will do. Although it takes quite a bit of extras fabric, I do love the hem pleat in this pattern; it gives w