Monday, May 4, 2009

Dotty and Edgy



I love the colors of the dots on this fabric. I got it with Groovy Girl in mind, but I'm starting to think I might like it for myself. It just makes me smile. So does the edging I'm tatting for a dress for Baby Doll. It is my #3. (edging 1, Tatting for Beginners 1, by Nettie Lou Stafford Shipp) I can't wait to add my own touches to the little dress I have planned for her!


I have always liked dots. In fifth grade my mom made me a red dotted blouse to go with a blue striped jumper. I LOVED that outfit! When I was in high school, she made me my favorite robe EVER. It was a powder blue with narrow white stripes and the cuffs and trim were the same blue with dots. Mom got her first Grand Champion at the county fair with that robe! I believe my red and blue ensemble won a blue ribbon! Yes, I wore many award winning clothes. But they didn't need an award to make them special, that was just the way Mom made them.



2 comments:

TattingChic said...

That is so cool how you ended up using this on the darling dress for Baby Doll! So very cute! :)

sewmuchfun4 said...

Thanks! I just thought I would try tatting an edging to practice adding thread when I emptied my shuttle. I really liked it and decided to use it for the dress I had cut out for the baby. I made enough to go around the bottom of the dress also, but decided against it in the end. I'll use it for something else later. I haven't cut my thread yet so it will be easy to make it longer if I need to.
Ann