Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pretty little wedding dresses


I finished the girl's dresses for my sister's wedding in a few weeks.
Note the pained "I don't feel like having my photo taken" expression.



I used some pretty quilting fabrics and satin to make the waistbands that tie at the back.


I used my trusty Miss Madeline pattern.
This pale blue fabric has pretty white patterns on it that you can't really see here.


I've almost finished my dress too.

An amusing tale. In my last letter to my Grandmother I mentioned I was making our dresses for the wedding. A couple of days later I received a letter back with a gift voucher for $50. She thought it was such a pity that I "had" to make our dresses she wanted me to go out and buy some for the girls. When she had young children she made all of their clothes out of necessity.
Haven't times changed? I don't think she'd be convinced that I sew for pleasure.


5 comments:

Kylie said...

The Dresses look great - I am going to have to looka t adding that pattern to my never used pattern pile:)

Bless your Grandmother. I hope that she likes the dress', better than anything that you can buy in the shops:)

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

oh Bless, your Grandmother is a sweetie!

Lovely dresses. I just love to see little girls look like little girls. Very pretty fabrics.

willow and moo said...

How sweet of your grandmother! :)

Fantastic dresses for the girls!

be said...

very cute dresses!
times sure have changed! but what a sweet thought:)

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Great job - I long to learn to sew like you do.
It is a shame that so many think sewing is a waste of time - but so much better than buying clothes made in sweat shops and something that you made with love and care.