Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dear Abigail

I worked on a little dress for my great-niece today.  I LOVE making little girl clothes, and haven't had a chance to make much for the last few years. This is for Abigail.  She's turning 1 this week.  I still need to make a red tie for the front, but I thought this fabric was sweet, and would be cute for a Summer dress.  It says I "heart" USA.

Pattern is McCalls 6913  Thread is Aurifil Mako 50wt, plus serger thread (Maxi-Lock).  



Cute little red ball buttons, and jumbo ric-rac accent the fabric.  The white is a tone on tone with little stars on it.  I have other fabrics to make more dresses for her.  I just have to get on it!  It's fun to make something like this. I enjoy the variety.  It keeps my love of sewing and quilting active and fresh, and prevents the quilter's version of "writer's block". 

 Abigail? I can't wait to meet you! See you soon!
 Hugs and kisses, Great Aunt Maryellen

7 comments:

Kathy Kinsella said...

She will look so sweet in this dress ... well done!

Christine said...

So very cute! The fabric is adorable! I still think you should make her one of those little skirts we saw at the quilt show. Great job!

thebutterflyquilter said...

It came out adorable!!

Sue Simpson said...

What an adorable little dress!!! I love that rick rack is making a come back...such a fun embellishment.

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Astrid said...

It's beautiful! I'm sure she will love it!

Michelle said...

You did a beautiful job. It is so much cuter than the toddler dresses I've been looking at in stores.