Fourth-of -July Mini Frock

July 7, 2008

centered darkenedI had desperately wanted to sew something with a holiday theme. Fourth of July is great because the colors are so classic. This is what I came up with.

This is *not* a giveaway. It might have been, had I sewn the top better but there were a lot of ugly mistakes that you can't see so much in the photos.

I used a sweet cornflower blue and white polka dot material. The ruffled sleeves extend down past the armholes. I also added a little buttoned bib in the center. Lily looked great wearing it to the fireworks on Sunday.

Harrisburg had a fabulous display last night that was synchronized with music on the
radio. The whole family and about 200 others walked down the street to the nearby park which has an AMAZING view overlooking the river and the city. We set up a few chairs, blankets, snacks and made ourselves a great Sunday evening. Best of all, no beating the traffic after all was said and done:)

One more thing, congratulations to Tonya of A Day in my Life who was the winner of the Roosters'n'Rickrack Frock Giveaway. Please email me an address so I can send it your way!

Also, remember to check the 'winners' button to the right to see if you've won the Ice Cream Social Giveaway on Wednesday morning! I will be posting a new giveaway soon!

20 {comments}:

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE your outfits,and I love how you set up all of the photos for them!

I have a question for you.
I am trying desperatly to learn to sew, I love looking at all these blogging mom's and the dresses they can make, I wanna join in the fun.

Do you know of a site that has learning to sew on video or anything? I need a tutorial so I quit crimping up the material!

Thank you so much in advance!

Take care.

Artfulife said... Best Blogger Tips

Too Cute!

Kellie H said... Best Blogger Tips

How cute is Lily with the sparklers! I like the cornflower blue pattern..nice change of pace from navy for the 4th =)

Meika said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that is just gorgeous! I wish I had discovered your blog earlier than just this week! It is full of inspiration!

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

That is SO cute!! I loved the ruffled sleeves. You're good, girl!!

Ella A. said... Best Blogger Tips

How long does it take you to sew something like that? It is adorable. Do you use patterns, or just come up with stuff on your own? You've got me hooked on your blog!

Jessie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am going to be falling into the stay-at-home-mom club very soon and I am full of desire to create things! I am so glad that I came across your blog through my cousin!
I am excited to see how you can inspire me! You're very good! Do you make up your own patterns? Thanks!

Tonya Staab said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, thanks again for running the competition. I just adore the Roosters'n'Rickrack Frock and can't wait for my little girl to wear it. I've emailed you with my details. You make the most amazing clothing.

happyfamily said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the new look of the blog- great new features! Definitely keeps me coming back for more!

Lorie said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! I wish I had such talent!

Stacey Moore said... Best Blogger Tips

so unique ~ love it!

Heidi Zawisza said... Best Blogger Tips

Your work is so has an "old fashioned" flair that I just love!

Shelly G said... Best Blogger Tips

Very very cute... I wanted to make something for 4th of July but I was way behind... the fabric I wanted to use just showed up this evening... I am thinking it might be too late:)~ Very cute little frock...

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

This top is just too cute!! I think I'm going to have to start sewing clothes again and not just craft stuff! You are an inspiration to us all!!

Have a wonderful week!!

Ms. Mac's Antiques said... Best Blogger Tips

I really love the top!! Its adorable!! You really are so creative and I plan to keep checking back in to see what else you create! Your little model is beautiful as well!

nathalie bearden said... Best Blogger Tips

mistakes or is too darn cute! will go places. how about VOGUE! yeah...remember me now!

Emily Call said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so darling! Love it. I am having so much fun reading your blog.

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Kari said... Best Blogger Tips

I recently painted a little doll with a similar detail on the yolk that I thought of when I saw this dress. Great minds think alike! see it:

Molly said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness, you are from my neck of the woods!!! I haven't lived there in quite some time now (about 8 years) but I miss it so! Currently we are in Hawaii, but I could have gone for some good, old fashioned home cooking from home (which would be York). I loved the fireworks shot off in Harrisburg (is it still shot off in the baseball park?)!

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