Sunday, January 14, 2007

Gracie's Green Dress!


Well at last I managed to get Grace in her new dress I finished earlier this week. Had one of those busy weeks towards the end and finding a moment to get her to pose for a picture while clean was a bit impossible! But what better place to wear a new frock than to the airport!

Daz flew out to Sydney this morning for a meeting with the ABC in regards to Gracie Lou. Exciting stuff! But I'll reserve my excitment to a quite bubbling joy till we have something to get really excitied about! What a long 24 hours this will be.

Anyway, back to the dress! This is actually the third time I have made this pattern, its so simple, and the bodice is lined and there is no zip, just one button, so an easy dress to make. The fabric is from one of my co op purchases. I loved using the rick rack, special thanks to my sewing EB buddy Andrea who suggested tucking the rick rack under and sewing it into place to stop it fraying. It worked! Well I haven't washed it yet but can't see any edges sticking out.

11 comments:

Belinda said...

Very very cute!!! The fabric is fantastic (spotlight??). Good luck for the meeting with ABC!!!

Jacqui said...

That dress is absolutely lovely, Helen! Ric rac looks perfect and the model knows her stuff! LOL :)

Natalie said...

What a fantastic dress! The fabric is just stunning, love the ric rac - it really does set it off. Gracie looks lovely as always too. Good luck for the meeting!

Cass said...

Helen I LOVE it. Can't wait to hear what happens with the meeting. What pattern is it? Grace looks very happy with it

Andrea said...

What fantastic colours Helen. Gracie's eyes are so beautiful! The orange ric rac is perfect. I am glad I could help with fixing it on.
Hope the meeting went well.

Leah said...

Great dress! Best of luck with the interview too. How wonderful.

novy said...

That's a very nice dress, love how it is so simple yet pretty.

Emma said...

Love the dress, love the fabric, love the Gracie Lou concept, love everything!!!

AJ said...

Hi Helen...Well done on Grace's dress she looks sooo cute!!

Marie said...

OMG - your daughter is gorgeous. Love the dress - the ric rac gives it that zing.

ingrid said...

This is just gorgeous Helen. If the ric rac is a poly which I think it normally is then you can seal the ends so it doesn't fray. Just light a match and put the end near but not in the flame. You will see the fibres melt up a tiny bit and seal.