The Fitting…

Dec 19, 2009 | Uncategorized | 10 comments

Before I gush unabashedly over my latest project I would like to say thank you for all the kind words, personal stories and emails relating to the “cowboy” post. Many of you had sad stories of how you were affected by the lack of “cowboys” but I was also encouraged to read that many of you are married to strong and often Godly men too. Thank you for the comments and emails.
“Cowboys” will be a feature at P.F. in 2010.

Do you remember “The Dress”
Well, it’s 99% done. (I, having no patience, could not wait to show you.)
I don’t know what to say.
I assumed I was going to waste $60 worth of silk and effort but no, it’s actually lovely. Now, hopefully no one will look too close because, let’s be real, it’s the third dress I’ve EVER made and the other two were “Easy Sew” patterns and this one…well, I bought a pattern for a basic guideline but more than anything I wanted to to look like the Janie and Jack dress. So, I ditched the pattern here and there. Making two crinoline over skirts, the top one having a double ruffle of crinoline that took me FIVE HOURS of cutting and basting and swearing! There must be 45 feet of crinoline there. No kidding.
Then the J and J dress had a cumber bun that the pattern did not have so … of course, I had to have it!

I did not dare attempt that ruffle and buttonhole on the original. The bodice is silk with a silk liner – Dupioni silk to be exact. I couldn’t risk ruining it. But still even without those details, it is lovely – I think it’s the classic and unique color combination.
Amélie RADIATES every time she tires it on.
Thankfully she was willing to try it on anytime I asked…here she is, moments before we decide on the length and design the cumber bun.

Her sweet birthday is next week, Christmas Eve.
Our little princess is IN LOVE with Cinderella, so that will be the theme of our party – don’t you think Creme and Navy is a lovely choice for an elegant, intimate Cinderella, Christmas Eve, Birthday Brunch?
The Momma is so excited.
Will I be making the Wedding Dress someday?
Goodness, I hope not.
But having a trunk full of homemade birthday gowns for a Grand Daughter sounds very romantic doesn’t it?
More photos to come next week on the big day.
The challenge was positively thrilling!!!
Now onto the next one … the HomeBirth of P.R. le Troisieme.
I am cleared to go into labor anytime after Tuesday!


  1. Old Centennial Farmhouse

    Oh, how pretty! What a beautiful dress for your little girl. I have saved some of my only daughters dresses and someday hope to see them on a granddaughter, too! I did the ruffles and flourishes, too and it was so much fun until she decided she no longer was up for that so enjoy it all while you can! She looks so cute and so proud of her mommy, don’t you think?
    PS: Happy Birthday to my sweet little friend!

  2. Catherine Anne

    I love it. It looks great on her too. She is just beautiful~

  3. BonjourRomance

    What a lovely little dress for you your adorable daughter – she does radiate! Wishing you all the very best for your third baby.
    Have wonderful Christmas with your wonderful family.

  4. Farmgirl Cyn

    Aww… How cute is that???
    What precious memories you are building for your children. And a trunk full of birthday dresses is a wonderful idea! You are most certainly one determined mama. Not sure if I would have ever dared tackle something like this!

  5. Bonjour Madame

    I’m impressed, it’s so lovely! Love that dark navy against the cream, so elegant yet fitting for a little girl on her birthday.

  6. sissie

    What a lovely little dress and so pretty on your darling girl.
    She looks very happy modeling it for us.
    Happy Birthday to her too.

  7. Jen

    It’s gorgeous! Your third dress?! Wow!
    Excited for the arrival of number three!!
    Have a Merry Christmas.

  8. Berlin Deluxxe

    There could never possibly be a more lovelier dress for such a pretty princess in any kingdom <3 (specially one made by such a cool mom!)

  9. Bonnie

    Her happy smile just made my day! The dress is georgous! I still have a little blue dress my Mom made for me when I was a tot. Save hers for her forever… its so lovely and she is so beautiful and happy!

  10. Fabulously french

    The dress is gorgeous. Hope that you are having a very merry Christmas.

    Leeann x


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