Monday, August 22, 2011

A Lounge Dress for Daisy



About five seconds after she saw this, Daisy asked for her own lounge dress. Of course. I have to say, she looks like an angel floating around in it.

Most fortunately, my king-size floral sheet was able to cough out one more small dress, and I even had leftover embroidered voile. Rather than do anything complicated, I just took a plain bodice that was loose enough to slip over the head, and instead of making the usual facings, I cut the facings out of my accent fabric and stitched them to the outside--a style variation good for grown-up dresses too!


I gathered two plain rectangles for the skirt, then sewed on as much gathered ruffle as I could muster. No zipper, no buttons, no ties.

Now we lounge together.

13 comments:

Hana - Marmota said...

So beautiful! As a child, I'd feel like a princess in such a dress, and it's just a lounge dress! I'd feel like a Narnian princess, because, of course, the pretty clothes in Narnia are not constricting...

Anonymous said...

"and instead of making the usual facings, I cut the facings out of my accent fabric and stitched them to the outside" .... what an awesome idea!! I get so inspired reading your blog.

Kathi said...

What a sweet dress. You are smart to use king size sheets. She is beautiful. Kathi

Phebe and Jane said...

What a lovely dress for a lovely girl!
Regards from the Netherlands
Marian

Kezia said...

Sweet!

Shelley said...

Facings on the outside? What an interesting idea!

Lisa said...

How cute!

Lisateresa

Maria said...

Ana...she looks adorable.

And yes, I would want a lounge dress myself :)

Kristie said...

It will be a sad day when she grows out of that dress! So cute!

Julian said...

very very sweet:)
christina

Lucille said...

No sooner said than done. She looks lovely in it.

Leah H said...

So beautiful! I love the facing on the outside idea too.

teresa said...

i still enjoy remembering the mother & daughter outfits my mother sewed. it's very precious!

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