"The destiny of nations lies far more in the hands of women, the mothers, than in the possessors of power, or those of innovators who for the most part do not understand themselves. We must cultivate women, who are the educators of the human race, else the new generation cannot accomplish its task."

~ Friedrich Froebel

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Look Familiar???



Here is Abby in the original dress. . .


Thanks to all of you who have sent me all the lovely emails over this past week or so while I tried to re-coup after being diagnosed with these crazy infections. I am feeling much better, but still not quite back to myself. However, I did feel up to spending some time in my sewing room and stitching up a few new outfits for Abby's dolls. I decided it would be fun to try to recreate my "Miranda's Dress" in miniature. This dress, like the original was so much fun to re-create even with all the hand sewing required and all those tiny little ribbon roses that needed to be stitched on.


Here's the original outfit. . . 


I also put this outfit together, yes, another miniature version of one of my all time favorites. These little mini's are so much fun. I did have to switch out the pinafore fabric on this one because the print on the original was too large for AG size so I just happened to have a little of another print from the same collection that worked out just fine. 

Abby is getting such a kick out these outfits for her dolls...each time I make a "copy" she says "Wait a minute, don't I have a dress just like that one?" I answer with "Yes, but you have outgrown yours!" At least my mini models won't be outgrowing their Olabelhe mini's.

I've also started messing around with some new styles for Miss Abigail for this Spring. You just won't believe how much this child has grown over these past few months since you saw her last. Nothing fits her, and I do mean NOTHING!!! I am having to replace everything for her even down to her undies. My baby girl is really growing up both in maturity and in actual size. She is going to be a tall one, at 9 she is catching up to me and she still has a lot of growing to do. I look at her and think "How is this possible?" Wasn't it just yesterday that she was a tiny babe in my arms and now look at her. 

Dawn

8 comments:

Laurie said...

Yes, it was just yesterday she was just a kid!

Glad to hear you are moving towards being healthy again.

kathy said...

That is one stunning dress, the pink one. The black and white one is beautiful too. You did those roses by hand Are these going to be patterns?

Ronda said...

Sooo cute and so much fun to make the mini doll outfits!!! my grandaughets love them too! and Yes it was just yesterday our babies have grown so much. Keeps our sewing machines zooming to keep up! So glad you are feeling better!

Samantha Murray said...

Adorable. I really hope you decide to produce these doll patterns...I'm dying to purchase them

kathy e said...

Patterns please! I love sewing for dolls and your patterns are gorgeous--I can't wait to buy your doll clothes patterns!

Dana said...

Oh My Gosh these are amazing!!!!

rimayalina said...

It's so beautiful
Bravo

Barbara Jean Smith said...

I know that I am not the only one saying this but I am crossing my fingers that you release a Olabelhe Mini line. I can't imagine anything more precious than being able to have me daughter's doll match her favorite dresses. Please please pretty please!! :)

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