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Friday, July 9, 2010

Portrait Peasant Tops and Dresses

One of my favorite clothing patterns for a certain little granddaughter is the Portrait Peasant from the Scientific Seamstress.

First I made a test-for-size elongated top, shown above, with ruffled hem and short sleeves. I used some fabric from my stash--the same floral utilized here--and mailed the top off to Elliana's mom for an assessment.

After she assured me of a good fit, I used the same pattern to make Ellie's dedication dress, shown right and below. (A baby dedication is similar to a baby baptism.) This time I employed the cap sleeves, ruffled sleeve/neck edges, empire bodice and mid-calf skirt. Carla's patterns offer a number of style variations and lengths as well as a wide range of sizes.

We were privileged--as were the other grandparents--to be with Ellie and family on this very special day. My heart is filled with gratitude and praise to God for His many, many blessings!

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