Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Cotton Dress for Daisy

Inspiration can come from anywhere, which explains Daisy's request for this dress after noticing what Sally Cat was wearing one day in Busy Town (see Richard Scarry's Huckle Cat's Busiest Day Ever).


Sweet details are the Peter Pan collar, the piped sleevebands, the extra-long sash, and the vintage square pearly buttons down the back.


And what's this? Has a blue linen butterfly seriously alighted at Daisy's waist? I guess so!


I would too, if I were a butterfly.

36 comments:

Ms Dale said...

If I were a butterfly I certainly would alight on such
a precious little girl in her little printed dress with
such fine details. And a blue linen one at that!
Daisy, aren't you just so blessed to have a mother
that can put together your requests with such ease.
By the way Daisy how is your reading going?
Thanks for sharing another "Daisy Story" with us.

Ms. Dale

Suzanne said...

Oh how darling! I have made a few of these for my 4yo Lydia, she just loves them too:-)

Patty said...

Oh my, this dress is so prefect for a little girl. What pattern did you use?

Rhoto said...

What a sweet, young lady!! From her curlied-up do to her cute tootsies!!
Warm greetings,
Rhonda in Montreal

Mod Girl said...

Darling! I want a little girl.

Lynn said...

I absolutely love your blog, and it's because of the sweet little things like a butterfly landing on Daisy's dress! You have a wonderful way with things.

Lynn :)

Polly said...

marvelous!

Davene said...

We love Busy Town, too, but have never gotten clothing inspiration from it. :)

This dress is absolutely beautiful...as is the girl.

Liz said...

I love this dress, it is so cute! I was wondering (since I'm in the market for a new machine) what kind of sewing machine you used? Any recommendations?

Terri said...

Are you saying you just made this dress based on a picture in a book?! I'm so impressed! I wish I could do that, but I have to have a pattern. Even then, things don't always turn out quite like I want them to.

YayaOrchid said...

Daisy looks so sweet and charming, and the dress looks so well made. It's the little details that count sometimes, and that butterfly sure did make for a cute element!

Heather said...

That is so precious!

Karen said...

Busy Town was a favorite here for years! I'd forgotten about it until today.
What a sweet dress on a lovely little lady! And that butterfly...oh my....just precious.

gracemercyandpeace said...

she has the cutest head tilt ever! It's okay when you're not posting, Anna, it means you're sewing : )

deb meyers

JennyCash said...

Anna, this is gorgeous!

Erin said...

Such a sweet dress! I use to love Richard Scary books when I was younger too. This pics are great fun to pour over.

Bethgem said...

I'm so all about clothing, toy and home inspiration from children's books. It's a wellspring, I tell you.

Your little brown girl is adorable.

Gina said...

Madison and I are enjoying seeing Daisy and her beautiful dress. Your children are so blessed.

Lisateresa said...

How pretty! Daisy's looking tall all of a sudden.

Sarah Jane Meister said...

What a beautiful little dress! I dream of having a daughter someday and if I do I want to keep her in such sweet little dresses all the time. :) Daisy is such a beautiful little girl. The butterfly is such a darling touch!

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous as always, Anna! It's just what a little girl's dress should be, and I love the length.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Precious! The butterfly lends just the right "touch" of magic. : )

p.s.
I love the fashions of Busy town, too.

Heather said...

I remember those days! Our children still think that they can show me a picture and I can make one *whatever their fancy* for them - thankfully they are well contented with my simplified rendition, or a simple - 'I'm sorry, I'm not a miracle worker dear!' In this case, you have captured Sally Cat's dress perfectly, we know that book well! Lovely job Anna!

Cindy said...

Daisy looks absolutely precious!!! The dress is perfect for her!!!

Janna said...

Oh, how sweet! Boy... In the short time I've been following your blog, Daisy has grown so much.

Good Thunder said...

I'm new to your blog but I've been eating it up bit by bit ever since I've found it. It's been one of those little gifts the Lord gives to let us know that he's thinking of us today. He's so thoughtful. I discovered it when I was looking for a non-dairy chicken pot pie recipe and it came up on google- God works in mysterious ways! In any case I can't help but notice that you use covered buttons a lot- which is something I drool at with my eyes but don't have the money to buy. Is it possible to give me directions on how to make my own? I have quite a few buttons and quite a few unfinished projects without them - but I ACHE for covered buttons. Thank you so much- Peace of Jesus.

Mrs. Rabe said...

Sweet!

Miss Marian May said...

That is a darling dress!

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Very very pretty...oh, the dress, too!
Laura

l e a h said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Love the butterfly.

Rachel said...

what a lovely colorful blog you had! i enjoyed my stay :)

brysonwg said...

How sweet! I love the fabric, design, and Daisy's hair up.

I sent you an email. I hope you received it. Let me know if you did not.

Blessings,
Mrs. Farrah Ginter

Linda said...

She looks absolutely scrumptious! Good work Mom!

Diamond to Be said...

Like Patty, I would like to know what pattern you used. You know how hard it is to find feminine dresses in the stores! And I have four girls to outfit... please do share.
Sally

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Autumn said...

Daisy is such a sweetie! A good model too. She wears the dresses you make for her so well! :D Tell Daisy she is beautiful. :) :) :)

-Autumn

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