I finished my little dressmaking project this morning. A couple of months ago the scouting group in our village held an Auction of Promises and I promised to make a child's fancy dress or dressing up outfit. The promise was bought by my friend Alison for her three year old daughter, Bea, as part of her Christmas present. Bea is a little girl who loves to dress up, especially if it involves fairies or princesses or anything pink and sparkly. Both Alison and I thought I was going to have a wonderful time creating some gorgeous feminine girly outfit - something I've never got to indulge in having four sons! So she asked Bea what she would like to dress up as if she could choose anything in the world. And Bea's answer...
A week later it was still a conker, two weeks later it was still a conker and it would probably still be a conker had her daddy not told her she wouldn't look like a conker... but would look like a poo! It did the trick and Bea decided she would rather be a strawberry. So here it is... not quite a strawberry but a strawberry themed party dress.
And of course what every little strawberry needs... a matching bag. Where else would she keep her strawberry lipgloss?
I really enjoyed making this. Even the four hours last night stitching 48 individual sequins on by hand! I just hope Bea's not disappointed that it's not a conker!
This evening I'm back to the Chelmsford Embroiderer's Guild to give a talk, tomorrow I really must get some Christmas shopping done and on Wednesday it's back for our final Zigzag meeting of the year. Don't be surprised if you don't see much of me on here... although I do get withdrawal symptoms if I miss more than a couple of days so no doubt I'll be back!