Wednesday, December 31, 2008


As I've said before
we are project people

we are doers
(of course, maintenance is another story)

we love

to dream and scheme

to figure out how to get it

from brain to beauty.

It has been a kick to watch this come out in my grown children.

One has his gearhead projects,

one putters in the yard,

my daughter is happiest in the kitchen coming up with

something yummy for us to eat

BUT I am in awe of this:

My oldest daughter set out to tackle a HUGE project.

She decided to make my younger daughter's graduation dress.

Without a pattern.
Not just any dress .

but a twirly, girly dress.

like this, Audrey Hepburn style.

Keep in mind that she has had no sewing lessons-
she is entirely self-taught.

My motto is why sew when there is duct tape?

Oh, she made the dress form too.

So here it is,

almost finished!


Here is the finished product.


Mrs. MK said...

*blushing* with tears in my eyes....

thank you....

p.s. the hem is done!

Donna Lynn said...

That is such a beautiful dress, what an amazing girl you have! The barn project is wonderful too...good looking men and a good looking barn!!!! Enjoyed visiting your blog, I have been married 25 years to my sweetie, love the Lord and my three sons! Please visit me sometime too...
Donna Lynn

lady jane said...

Amazingly **beautiful**! Wow!

What a lovely 'forever dress', stitched with love.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow! She is so talented! The dress is so pretty!

pinkroses said...

WOW! I have tears in my eyes at the labor of love from your daughter to her sister...I want to give her a big hug!!! Thank you so much for sharing that. And your last post with the boys...could they be ANY cuter? :) How proud you must be of your wonderful children! xo suzanne

A Thing for Roses said...

I agree with your AMAZING! That dress is just gorgeous. Your daughter is so talented. The fabric is perfect too. Can't beat anything with pink roses!


gayle said...

Like mother, like daughters...*smiles*

fairmaiden said...

That is an amazing dress your daughter made. Maybe she should pursuit fashion design. She could have her own shop or line of clothing. We need such beautiful ladies clothing.

Our roses are not blooming yet! But buds are on the vines. I am waiting patiently. One apricot rose bloomed on our mini rose tree at our front porch this week though. My favorite blooms are the white antique 'Castle Glavis' English roses.

Your shop your hubby is building is amazing. I showed my carpenter hubby the pics. He loved it.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !! The dress is amazing and so beautiful ! I can not even imagine being able to do that without a pattern or sewing lessons ~

Jen r. said...

You daughter is so talented! Future fashion designer?