Thursday, April 29, 2010


I cannot imagine my life without color...
especially when it comes to fabric.
Haveing 5 sweet Grandaughters to sew for completes the blessing.
I showed this little dress on a previous post with a shabby rose on the shoulder...
Changed my mind!...she's a ballerina kind of girl and I thought this little flower looked more like her!
That's the fun of sewing....Noooo-one's the BOSS of you!!!!!
Remember saying that when you were little?... "Your Not the Boss of Me!"...Ha!
Who am I kidding....I still think it at times!!!!

Don't these colors say "SUMMER"...!!!!
Finished products to follow soon...!

Started cutting this out today....

Fabric is so wonderful today...a good quilt store carries the best selection of colors and patterns.
If your going to put all the hours and effort into making a creation...You should get the best fabric you can afford.
It will stand the test of time...and who knows ..It could become an Heirloom.

One of my Grandaughters wore the dress to Kindergarten, that her mommy wore the first day of school...
That made me smile!
(Wow....just realized I've been sewing a while!)

I'm sewing...


  1. Hi Kathy,
    This little dress is the sweetest ever. I love how you mixed the fabrics and I like the rosette,
    so sweet and very ballerina like. I know she is going to look like a big doll baby in it.
    Love your fabrics too and I cannot wait to see what you are going to make.


  2. Hi Kathy! All I can say is lucky grands! Oh, I love your mixture of fabrics! So colorful and fun! You're so good! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  3. Hi Kathy! What a sweet little dress! LOVE the flower!.. I couldn't help noticing the little heart pins you have in your pincushion!.. So CUTE! I have butterflies pins, but the funny thing is, I have to watch the cat, because he tries to pull them out!.. Not the other pins, JUST the butterfly pins! I guess they're just bigger and easier to run off with!.. Well, then he bats them around the floor. I don't like to worry about stepping on them, so I can never leave that pincushion out in his sights! I have to hide it!.. Anyways, love all your pretty new fabrics, and I can't wait to see what you'll be making with them! ~tina

  4. Oh, there anything you don't do well??!! ;-D I LOVE the fabrics and can't wait to see what you make! Be sure to let us see!


  5. This dress is just precious! I would have loved to have had a little girl that could wear such sweet dresses!

  6. That dress is soooo pretty! I love all the colorful fabrics that will eventually become little dresses! Your granddaughters are very lucky!~Hugs, Patti

  7. Hi Kathy,

    Oh how I wish I could have had a girl...I have three grown sons and two grandsons that I adore, but I still wish I had a girl. My grandmother made me the cutest dress when I was around three years old that I have hanging in my craft room. I will have to post it someday!!
    I love this little dress that you made it is so fresh and sweet, with the cutest little flower.

    Enjoy my dear friend,


  8. That is the cutest dress with those soft colors. Wish I could sew, even a straight line!

  9. How adorable is that little dress! Your grand daughters are so lucky to have you to create little lovlies for them! We need to see pictures of the little ones wearing your creations!

  10. Love the material! And the dress is adorable. Love that one of your granddaughters wore a dress your daughter did! Enjoy your day!

  11. Oh how I wish I could sit down beside you while we sew together... Maybe then I could truly get the hang of it! I can do the simple stuff, like pillows... But that's where it ends for me, I'm afraid. I would love to be able to create clothes for my daughter the way you do for your granddaughters!!
    Great job!

  12. what a precious little dress and gorgeous
    fabrics! you almost made me want to sew!

  13. Sew on my friend sew on... spot on Kathy.
    Love It and those little roses you showed us.... precious.
    You are so darn creative, and you love it.
    Keep it coming.
    Love Ya
    Love Claudie

  14. I don't sew, these days, but did when my children were young. Made their clothes and Barbie's clothes, too:-).
    I still love to visit fabric stores, whether I sew or not.

  15. OMG,that dress is so lovely I'd really want one for myself !
    And those pretty, colorful fabrics...ah! I so wish I could sew!
    xx Flaviana

  16. O are the sweetest grandma of the world !!

    You making the most wonderful beautiful nice sweetets dresses !!

    Beautiful fabrics !! what a colors !!! so summer!!

    Have a great sunny day mu's raining here.........hugs from Ria

  17. The dress is darling Kathy~I want to learn how to sew before I get a grandaughter so I am ready to make all those cutie little clothes. BTW ~thanks for the shabby rose tuturial. I will be trying this weekend. Happy Friday

  18. Kathy-
    You are so talented, and this post made me want to sew.
    Those fabric colors are amazing.
    My sewing is a little rusty. but I have been thinking about making some simple linen cropped pants with elastic.

    You are inspiring as usual.


  19. Absolutely beautiful; what blessed grands you have!

  20. Adorable dress, Kathy! And your fabrics are lovely..summery and cheerful! Just like you!

  21. I LOVE the flower...and you make me wish I had been a more eager studen when my mother wanted to teach me to sew.


  22. So pretty! I know what you mean about fabric, it is so easy to ooooh and aaaahhhh over all the beautiful colors and prints.
    Have fun!

  23. Hello Kathy,
    many thanks for your sweet comment!
    I cannot imagine my life without color too! The dress is so very pretty, and the array of fabrics you used, spring-y and cheerful!

  24. You are sooo talented! A gorgeous home, and YOU CAN SEW, too.

  25. Darling little dress - and the flower is just right for a ballerina! I love the gorgeous colors of your fabrics. Hope you will show us what you make. I need to clean off my sewing table and get busy!

  26. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!!! Check out your other comment. You have won a journal at my blog.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...I am always encouraged by your kind expressions and thoughtful comments....Know that you are loved....xoxo Kathy.