Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A Regency Dress for Bella


Bella's fabric arrived in the mail--a cotton sateen with a little stretch. It has a much sturdier, less drapey hand than Clara's cotton and rayon blend, which makes the dress hang differently.


More castle, less cottage.


She does appear to be channelling a duchess.


I admire that.


And the way she wears her great-grandmother's necklace.

37 comments:

Jodi-FL said...

She's beautiful, Anna. and the dress is gorgeous too.

be blessed,
jodi

jar said...

I love the fabric and the color on her is beautiful. She looks very pretty.

Anonymous said...

She is just beautiful, and what a pretty dress too. :) I love the necklace as well, how sweet.

Mrs. Adams

Mod Girl said...

I love how the dress hangs. And, Bella has beautiful, pure skin.

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Your daughters' dresses are all beautiful! Do please take a picture with all three of them together, so we can see how beautifully they coordinate and how pretty they look together.

Goodwife H.

Tammy said...

Beautiful dress, and I love her hair! =)

Becky said...

Your daughter is just simply lovely. And her dress compliments everything about her.

Tammy said...

She's stunning! I love that color on her!

Mrs. Rabe said...

She is a beautiful girl -stunning eyes.

The dress is perfect for her, the color, the style everything!

Are you making yourself a dress as well?

Sallie said...

WOW, she is gorgeous!! I love the way she looks in the pearls, too~

God bless,
Sallie

Polly said...

Gorgeous fabric choice! She does look regal.

Linda said...

Lovely Bella. A perfect dress for a beautiful girl.

Serena said...

Bella is so beautiful. The necklace looks lovely on her, as does the dress. She is regal, indeed! And, please, can I have her amazing hair?

Wendy said...

She looks so regal and elegant!

TW said...

A sophisticated combination that completely compliments Bella. The lovely brown with the white dots, and the subtle reiteration in the pearls. Elegant.

My compliments to the seamstress and pretty model.

T.W.

Katrina said...

Bella is Beautiful! My ten year old asked me if I could make her a dress like Clara's, now she wants one like Bella's! I have years of practice ahead of me as I've just started sewing for the first time since 7th grade home economics class.

Leisa said...

I have so enjoyed seeing your beautiful girls in their lovely dresses. Your sewing is just beautiful.

Heidi In Wisconsin said...

She is a stunning young woman. :) She makes that dress what it is. I have 4 boys and one on the way - so I must admire your girls!!! LOL :)

Trina said...

the hair!the hair! ever since I was young, I have dreamed of adopting a little African-American girl so I could play with her hair.... You have done a beautiful job..raising her with confidence and beauty.

Herbs and Me said...

Oh! she is so pretty! You are truely blessed! The dress looks great on her.

Renee

Joy said...

oh how beautiful! (the girl and the dress) I am such a sucker for polka dots too. It borders on obsession...

You do such a justice to that pattern that I might finally pull it out and try it.

Michele @ Cherish the Home said...

She's beautiful and the dress is lovely as well. Stunning!!

Anonymous said...

Anna,
I concur with another comment-- will you share a photo of all three girls in their dresses? Maybe one with their lovely mama, too? (Go Giles, go!)
Have a blessed weekend. You and your family are in my prayers as you celebrate this first holiday without your dear grandmother and all of the sweet memories that will flow.
Peace,
Lynne in NC

LadyMother said...

I want a camera like Giles' everyone he takes a picture of looks absolutely gorgeous from preschooler to... Mommie. My pictures never quite ... humm maybe I just need Giles.
Bella is elegant! I love the way she looks and I love her name -- it fits her: beautiful!
Miss Meg

Amy said...

How adorable! Wow, she's got dreads already. :-D

Anonymous said...

Anna,
Could you share with us how beautiful Bella became a part of your family?

Anonymous said...

WOW, I looove that pattern in that stiff fabric, I like the way you describe it as more "castle-like". It creates a whole different look.

Leigh Ann said...

Simply stunning! The dress and the daughter and the combination of the two:-).

Anonymous said...

Stunning! The pearls are perfect with the dress' hue & her skin tone. Funny how different fabrics change the results. Well done on all your daughters' dresses. You have raised the bar, Anna. I'm hoping to make more elegant frocks for my dears for Christmas. But for now they will enjoy their simple sundresses.

Blessings,
Leslie

Anonymous said...

She is stunning!

Elaine said...

Bella is a beautiful girl and I love Giles photos.

Jill said...

She is breath taking!

Hana said...

I love this dress on Bella. I love Bella in this dress... Well, I simply love it all. It's what drew me to your blog from the Sense & Sensibility site and I'm now an almost regular reader, although I'm not a regular commenter. I was not disappointed, but this still holds a high place... Great photos. Tell Giles. I suppose everyone tells him...

Anonymous said...

Great Hair with New Look Clothing dress.

Erin said...

Bella is just incredibly beautiful.

Kate said...

She is stunning and the dress compliments her so well!

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