Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Original "Clara's Dress"

Wow! Thanks so much for all the wonderful emails and comments about "Clara's Dress"! Many of you requested to see photos of the original dress that I made for Abby last Christmas. We took these photos at  a very special location right down the street from us. Lucky us, Santa has a satellite office right here in Williamsburg and he visits quite frequently. Evidently, he really loves the weather here and it's a nice little get-a-way from his home at the North Pole. Sadly, the day we went to take these photos he wasn't in, but one of his helpers told us he had to rush back to headquarters because the elves were unhappy and were threatening to go on strike if Santa didn't comply with their wishes. It was rumored that they were demanding additional milk and cookie breaks throughout their workday and they also wanted more comfortable shoes! Abby was a little sad that Santa wasn't there as she was really looking forward to having a chat with him to let him know how fantastic she had been and she also wanted to remind him how badly she wanted a kitten for Christmas. I have to admit, I was secretly thrilled that he was out for the afternoon. We had a great time visiting anyway and Abby signed his guestbook and I snapped a bunch of photos. So, here is the dress that started it all . . .



Ronda said...

Oh Dawn I remember this dress (now that I see it again). It is beautiful and to think we get the pattern to make our own sweet girls one this year for Christmas Thanks!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

What a beautiful dress and model.

Darryl and Ruth :)

grandma said...

Love the dress but am anxiously awaiting the jumper pattern in the July 21,2011 blog (shown when you debuted your new dress form). Will we see this one sometime soon?

chickadee said...

I soooo love this dress!!!! This is my new favorite!!!!! Can not wait till this one comes out!!! I also am really wanting the Quinn Dress!!! I was hoping to make some for this fall. I so hope to see it soon too!!!! I love all your dresses and will not buy another store bought dress for my daughter!!!! She is five and we both look forward to see what you come up with next!!!! She thinks everything should be pink!!!!!

Jeannine said...

Dawn, I have been reading your blog all week, and I just wanted to tell you that I am such a fan. Although I have not made up one of your patterns, the reason being that they were too big for my Olivia. I cannot wait to try them, and I own all them. Loving the new patterns, and I cannot wait to collect those as well.
I also wanted to tell you that I stole a picture and posted your blog on my site, so I hope it sends a few more people your way. Forgive me.
Kinder Kouture


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