Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Princess #3

Princess #3 is how my friend describes the little girl she is expecting in just a few weeks. Welcoming a 3rd girl seems only natural for this family. The first 2 princesses are adorable, sweet, feminine little things and so adding another just goes along with what they have already started. In anticipation of this little one I have been sewing. I may have mentioned before that my town has a lovely little fabric shop and that is where I found this sweet Alexander Henry print. The pink is soft enough for a toddlers coloring.

I made my Renaissance using the same trim as on my original pink dress (http://www.robynseggblue.com/). As with all my garments it is exquisitely crafted with french seams, 4" deep handworked hem and button back closure. I altered the handsmocking from the original to include a variety of colors for the flowers. I was pleased with the affect. In addition I have long been on a quest for an old fashioned, European style sleeve...one where it pulls up slightly..and I think it has been acheived with the sleeve variation.

I can hardly wait to see the Princess in her gown, though it will be a while since I made it in size 2! My challenge to mom....let her wear her dress to do ordinary things like grocery shopping or play dates. Is there anything sweeter than a well dressed child at play? Congratulations-
Next post...Twins!


  1. Karen,
    You have blown me away with this stunning little dress! Ellia will be wearing it at church this Sunday if we aren't at the hospital with Princess #3. I'm not sure I'm up for the challenge of letting her play in it, but does going to the market after chuch count? ;) Thank you so much!
    Love, Kris

  2. So sweet...twins?? I'm intrigued, of course. Oh, I should email you a picture of my babies (ok, big boys, now) in their sweet outifts from you.

  3. So pretty. Love it. And I agree, well dressed children at play.

  4. Karen, this is darling!! I think I have some of that same fabric. Sorry I missed smocking last week. I had to take India to the doctor again. But I DO want to do the sampler.

    See you soon.