Friday, April 1, 2011

Little "Orange You Glad" Dress

Knock Knock! Who's there?

...It all started last week...

Once upon a time, this showed up at my door...(well it was sent to me in a box from my lovely SIL...two packages, to be exact, of lightly used baby girl clothing for the little lady of the house(!))...

I have always had quite an affinity for the color orange (such a bright, happy, cheerful color). In fact, it used to be my favorite color back in my HS days...

Well, I loved the colors in this dress but thought it could use a little sprucing up...

So I snipped off those bows, added a little fabric here and there, and Viola!

 Snip, sew, Viola!

Do you recognize this little flower?

I think I just might add another bum ruffle or two...because I'm obsessed. What do you think? Add/leave it?

Now, orange you glad you got to see this cheery little dress?

"And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."
Matt. 6:18-29


  1. Detta - SOOOOO pretty!!! I love it!

  2. Sew pretty! Really. I keep thinking about the beaded tree skirt and stockings you made for us - we treasure it and share "it's story" each Christmas with the kids. You're so talented!

  3. Thank you ladies! I love how bright it is and my little lady looks so sweet in it...perfect for Spring!

    Thank you for sharing that story. it is so touching to hear that you still have that!
    I vividly remember stitching each little bead on to it and picking the material for the backing. I also remember that at the time I made it, you had just gotten engaged or married...I thought that it was such a "romantic" gift...MATCHING stockings and all. Ha!

    You are sweet. I think that I have much to learn from YOU my dear. I love your sense of style and taste, and you are very resourceful which I highly admire. I'm glad we can learn from each other!


  4. Positively fabulously adorable! :)