Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Dream Design...






Literally!!! This is what I saw in my dream last night...exactly! Pretty good dream..Huh? I woke up at 3am after having that dream and instantly went to my sewing room and started creating. No pattern, nothing...I just started cutting and sewing. I used up lots of antique lace and ribbon given to me from my grandmother. I absolutely love it all, but the hat is TDF....I honestly have no idea how I did it as I was just on a mission and I LOVE how it turned out. Believe it or not I was completely out of cream cotton so I scrounged around in the linen closet an found an old futon cover and used that. Of course there was tons of it so I made the hat out of that too. I even made a rose out of leftover scraps from the lavender linen to dress up the hat...talk about using every last little bit of fabric. The dress is a fuller version of your classic drop waist dress and I dressed it up with the antique lace and 6 little pearl buttons down the back. Then of course I couldn't resist I had to make her some fun pantaloons to go with it too.

Pretty good for 6 hours of work... I hope I have another amazing dream like that again soon. It was so much fun to bring it to life from my dream.

14 comments:

Kymy said...

I have got to say, that was one very awesome dream!!!

Goosegirl said...

Dawn, this is truly gorgeous! I love all the lace and the beautiful shape of this outfit. And yes, the hat is TDF!!!

Melissa said...

I love this outfit...reminds me of many movies I've watched with young girls wearing hats like that. My favorite pose is in photo #2. Love the hat. Great job.

Sharon said...

Now THAT is some serious talent! Dream it, wake up and do it?!? It is SO beautiful!

Anonymous said...

You need to do a pattern for that hat!!! It IS TDF!!!

Karen said...

You amaze me Dawn.

Dawn said...

Thanks so much mamas!!! Okay, after reading the comments and receiving a lot of emails about it. I will add the hat to my line-up of patterns. Wow...who knew that hat would be such a hit!

Stacy said...

What an adorable outfit! I love how you got up at 3am to sew it from your dream. You have much more energy than I have!

little dresses said...

She looks lie the "Little Princess", you know the old movie?! So sweet Dawn! Good job!

xoxo,
Sam

April said...

That is so pretty, Dawn - and I must say, you are a SPEED SEWER! :)

Anonymous said...

OOOOOO, I LOVE that whole outfit!!! It is beyond adorable!Dawn, when we finally meet for our shopping day you HAVE to bring Abby! You know I have NO grandchildren! And I have to say that I have had similar dreams and sometimes similar results but sadly, not always.
from Sparkle, aka BarbaraO

Heather/frogsnladybugs said...

gorgeous dawn! so classic :)

Jennifer said...

The most beautiful outfit I have every laid eyes on. YOu have got to pattern this one out. I so want this one. Especially the hat. OMG. You are amazing.

crystal_crtr2 said...

I too create items that I dream about. Some of my best things come from my dreams and my day dreams. Great job on the dress.

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