A Winner & Two Dresses

One small hiccup in my move.  While writing this, all my past comments are g o n e!  Totally missing – I think I read that they may slowly make the move, but I was expecting all those comments (with numbers!) to be there when I was ready to select a winner for the Burgundy Buttons giveaway!  Thank goodness, I have all my comments emailed to me!  If anyone has an answer to the missing comments – I’d love to know!

I lined up the emails and started counting :)  There were 440 entries and RNG selected #59

Which corresponds with Barbara!  Congratulations, Barbara :)
I spent a couple hours working on dresses Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  My Sophia and Emmalie’s eyes would grow wide as they realized I was working on their dresses – they are too cute!

This is Sophia’s:

This is Simplicity 2711, and adorable, if I do say so myself!  I need to hem it and add a closure to the back yet, but I want to get Ella’s to the same spot first :)  This pattern was fun and relatively simple, just lots of little steps in the bodice!

This is Emmalie’s:

Green is her favorite color.  If she has a clean shirt and pants in green, she will wear them together – no matter what shade of green!  This flower had her name on it – and she loves, loves, loves that mommy finally made her a dress!

This is Simplicity 3546, little more challenging, mostly because it has a lot of options and a lot of instructions to go with them all!  But so cute and, Em had fun deciding which sleeves and collar she wanted to be made.  I’m not really all that indulgent with them, but a new dress is something to contemplate and make sure that they love.  Emmalie is especially picky in clothing too, so I want to be sure that she will actually wear it after spending the time making it!

The third dress, for Ellis, is cut and waiting – I need to get it done and move on, so hopefully today I will have the chance to sit and create a little :)

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By |2019-01-25T13:20:18-06:00March 22nd, 2010|give away, sewing|23 Comments


  1. Jennifer March 22, 2010 at 6:21 am - Reply

    I've lost my comments before…it's devastating. Thank goodness I was able to get them back. Mine was a problem with the commenting widget I was using at the time! Good luck!

  2. Janet2b March 22, 2010 at 6:23 am - Reply

    The dresses are precious. I remember the few times that I made my daughter a dress and how she loved it! I am partial to the green one myself!

  3. jlk March 22, 2010 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Those dresses are so cute!

  4. Suzanne March 22, 2010 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Very cute dresses! I especially love the green and yellow one.
    I've got fabric sitting on my ironing board for three dresses to start on…maybe today I can start :)

  5. Miss Nancy March 22, 2010 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Congratulations to the winner. Well done! The dresses are so cute and perfect for spring. The girls will be delighted with them. Well Done, Mom!

    Have a great day.

  6. badlandsquilts March 22, 2010 at 7:08 am - Reply

    When I switched over to my own URL and just imported posts, the comments came along… I think it took a few days? (I did it over a holiday since I thought traffic would be low and I would not have much time to add new posts either) My guess is by Wednesday you'll have it all back? Good luck!

  7. Dresden Quilter March 22, 2010 at 8:12 am - Reply

    These dresses are so sweet. It makes me want to make one.

  8. Kelly O. March 22, 2010 at 8:48 am - Reply

    those dresses are darling! I'm totally jealous of your skill with clothing–I just can't even begin to think of making an intricate dress like these–bodice?? yeah–no. not happening here :)

    those dresses would be extra cute with ruffles at them hem….
    no? I'm a bit ruffle obsessed :)

  9. Lizzie March 22, 2010 at 8:51 am - Reply

    love the dresses – making clothing for boys is no fun 'cept halloween costumes!

    Today Candy is treating me to a birthday lunch and I hope to get 3 bracelets finished. Have fun everyone.

  10. mom March 22, 2010 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Ahhh, you reminded me of way back when my oldest daughter was little and I use to sew all her dresses :-) My youngest three daughters are at the end of the family line and there is nary a moment of time for me to sew dresses for them :::sigh::: But these cute dresses certainly make me want to pull out patterns again!

    Hmmm, I also recall sewing some mother daughter dresses back then. That's probably way out of the cool range anymore, but just putting a bug in your ear since those fabrics are amazing! :-)


    P.S. Sorry to hear your comments are MIA…hopefully they'll return SOON!

  11. Cris A March 22, 2010 at 10:03 am - Reply

    What sweet dresses! I actually just bought some of the pink fabric from the top picture the other day!

  12. sandra March 22, 2010 at 10:17 am - Reply

    Those dresses are so cute I loved to sew for my daughter when she was young, I even made all of her prom dresses, now I just have two grandsons and they aren't to interested, they will like their quilts I make for them as they get older. Congratulations to winner.

  13. jenashford March 22, 2010 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I love the dresses! They are super-cute!

  14. Kim D. March 22, 2010 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Great job on the dresses Amy, they are adorable!! Lucky little girls!! Congrats to the winner!!

  15. Allie March 22, 2010 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Congrats to Barbara! Oh Amy those dresses are absolutely darling, what a wonderful job you've done. I LOVE the fabrics.

  16. Vicki March 22, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

    the dresses look great! sorry about the comments problem, how frustrating!

  17. Mary March 22, 2010 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I'm loving these dressed in Nicey Jane! It must be kind fun to sew something a little different for a change :-)

  18. Cindy March 22, 2010 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Those dresses are darling. I only heard Emmalie mention that you were making her a dress about three times today! "My mom is making me a green dress out of FABRIC!" I love that little girl!

    And what am I up to today? LAUNDRY

  19. SewCalGal March 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Oh no. Scary time to lose comments. Glad you had a backup plan!

    Congratulations to Barbara.

    Lovely dresses. Really cute!


  20. Cheryl Arkison March 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Good for you for sewing clothes. I so don't have the patience for that, but I love the patterns.

  21. Cheryl Arkison March 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Good for you for sewing clothes. I so don't have the patience for that, but I love the patterns.

  22. Cheryl Arkison March 22, 2010 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Good for you for sewing clothes. I so don't have the patience for that, but I love the patterns.

  23. rusluvsme March 23, 2010 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    The dresses are adorable! My girls love when I make them things, it's so nice to have someone appreciate your work!

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