Wednesday, August 07, 2013

a new dress

My sweet friend Linda (whom I've known for almost 16 years) made this dress for my daughter. She had an idea that she wanted to try and I'm delighted that my daughter was the recipient. It turned out beautifully!
That woman has some seriously amazing sewing skills! The finishes inside and out are spectacular. It fits her perfectly.
We had fun with a little photo shoot. Turns out hydrangeas make a nice back drop and they prove to be a good distraction from the camera, too.
Thanks so much, Linda! We absolutely love it! I'm so glad that my daughter can wear beautifully hand made clothing without having to do all the work. Because we all know that I'd rather sew her a mountain of quilts!

28 comments:

Vicki said...

Wow, that is a sweet friend! Your daughter looks outstanding.

Deborah Hamilton said...

What a sweet dress for a pretty girl, and your hydrangeas are beautiful! You are blessed to have such a friend.

Fran said...

Adorable!

Beth said...

What an adorable dress for an adorable young girl. I bet she was happy with her dress, I sure would be.

Alison said...

What a cutie!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

So pretty!

Kim said...

How fun is that! Lovely gift.

Happy Sewing

Trepmom said...

She's a natural! Both daughter and dress are beautiful. Your post brings back fond memories of my childhood home with a hydrangea bush in the front yard. *smile*

Random Thoughts Tracy said...

It's awesome! I'd totally rather sew quilts!

Jessica Christensen said...

So fun!!! I miss little girls' dresses. What a great friend and fabulous gift!

Lindy said...

Just darling! The dress and your daughter!

Linda said...

Glad you like it. (Insert sheepish smile here) :)

quiltswithpersonality said...

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quiltswithpersonality said...

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Jeneta said...

Don't you just love friends like that! So, a matching 'nap' quilt then?

Shauna said...

Lovely outfit and it is very cute on your daughter! A blessing indeed to have such a wonderfull friend.

Suzanne said...

Isn't Abby just cute as a button in those pictures?!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very sweet dress and little girl!

Mary said...

Both are cute as a button. I am the exact opposite of you. I would rather sew that dress any day than a quilt! Alas, I had three sons. I did the dresses for their weddings and then turned to quilts to feed the sewing bug. Your post reminds me that I could sew for my grand nieces. Oh the possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

cyndiofthevortex said...

Adorable, cute, beautiful - it's all been said before and I'll have to say it again! Dress and girl are all of these!

tubakk said...

A beautiful dress for a sweet girl.

Nita said...

Lucky you! Lucky your daughter! That is a sweet little girl dress. :)

Chase said...

Has she grown another few inches taller? She surely looks pretty in her new dress.. :)

butterflyangelsquilting said...

GREAT dress! And the hydrangeas too. I really want to grow some.....might be the time! ---Amy @ butterfyangelsquilting.com

ANudge said...

Darling dress!

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Glynis said...

Wow! What a lovely supermodel!! She totally rocks that cool outfit! And what a sweet friend!

And kudos to the photographer on selecting a great backdrop - we planted a Limelight Hydrangea in June, and I am amazed at how huge and beautiful the blossoms are!

Y'all have a blast!

Mama Pea said...

Adorable!