The outfit is made up of two parts. The white cotton dress underneath is gathered at the top with a thin collar and puff sleeves. Yellow buttons line the front. The skirt is flattering in an a-line shape.
This dress, like the one before is so versatile since the fit is loose and gathered by the ties in the back.
The apron was modeled after the patterns of the 50s. I used a retro material and paired it with a burnt orange trim. I think I want one in an adult size:)
The shape reminds me of an upsidedown tulip.
Lily's little helper in the photos is the little Lela doll courtesy of Rubyellen from Cakies. She has added the most adorable dolls to her shop. Soft and sweet and happy to help you bake cookies to eat:)
The Lela doll in the photos is included in the giveaway! You should enter for her alone! I think she would be a perfect post-Christmas surprise.
Oh I just had a thought, wouldn't it have been adorable to have Lela peeping out of the door holding a shaker of salt? Ugh. I always think of these things a little to late.
That's our antique refrigerator. No, it doesn't work any longer. But it does hold telephone and cookbooks really well! And occasionally functions as a junk closet when guests suddenly stop by.
I purchased the fabric at a tiny, hidden basement store in Amish Country. I actually passed a horse and buggy on my way there. While I perused the isles I could hear women behind the counter speaking heavy Dutch. It's pretty far for me to travel but it sells hard to find remnants like Amy Butler and Henry Alexander.
I must mention that this place, I would never had discovered if not for my new friend Chelia who I met through this blog! Speaking of aprons she sells them and more in her own etsy shop! Metals and Thread. She has a cute little polka dot dress that I love in there now.
My favorite touch was the matching scarf. Looks totally retro!
And yes, I know those aren't sugar cookies. But all we had were chocolate chip. Hopefully you will forgive me:)
I would say that this dress would fit a 3T-5T:)
Last day for posts is Wednesday 12/31/08. Winner will be announced Friday!
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