Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Water, Water, Everywhere

Whew, Hello barbwired besties!  We are so very covered with rain here in SE Oklahoma!  We just went through another tornado watch with more on the way.  We have been blessed however, many in our area have lost homes and lives.  We pray for those struggling and the safety of everyone under a watch or warning. 

Sunday we celebrated Easter.  I hope everyone had a fantastic Easter!  We had a very calm, quiet, family oriented Easter.  We awoke to the visit from the Bunny.  The barbwired kiddos seemed please with the loot.  Then on to services, to thank our Lord for his many sacrifices for us and continued blessings on us.  After church, we went to eat with the barbwired grandparents.

As is tradition for us, I made the barbwired beauty a dress.  I can recall so many beautiful dress my Mom made for me each Easter.  One in particular was my favorite, a white shift with a rainbow of flowers all down the front.  Mom had spent so many late nights, embroidering the flowers and vines from neck to hem.  It was gorgeous!  After Easter, she washed it and all of the flowers faded on to the white dress, phooey! The dress was ruined. 

Anyway, we have continued the tradition, even after disaster, LOL!  Here is the latest in the long line of dresses. 

My Mom was gracious and allowed us to shoot pictures in her garden. 
She definitely has the green thumb in the family.  
To start the dress process, the barbwired beauty
and I went to Hancock's with our 40% coupon in hand. 
She decided on this pattern:

Just in case you can not make it out it is a Simplicity pattern no: 2362. 
The barbwired beauty is smaller than a size 6,
but that is as small as the patterns go,
so I knew we would have some altering to do. 

Once I opened the pattern and we began cutting out the pieces,
 I noticed that we did not have all of the instructions. 
If this ever happens to you, you can go on the Simplicity website,
email customer service and they will email the rest of the instructions.
They were sweet and helpful. 

This was not one of their 'easy' patterns, but it was not difficult.
From the cutting to the final fitting was about 4 hours. 

Here is the side of the dress...

and the back of the dress...

I was thankful the barbwired beauty liked it.
The tradition continues!

Now we are looking at patterns for dresses to wear at church camp. 
We need to plan ahead more, this dress was completed the
night before Easter! LOL   However, it DID get done! 

She looked pretty didn't she?
Well she always does!! 

barbwired blessings to you all!!!


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  1. Pretty! Nice fabric. I really like your Easter tradition.

  2. I love the fabric. It turned out to be a beautiful dress!

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  4. this dress is sooo gorg! love the bright colors. turned out great!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-4-and-features.html

  5. It's lovely....and she looks lovely too.

  6. Amber, WOW! Such a gorgeous dress. You sewing talents really blow me away.

    I hope that the rains and tornado warnings have let up, and am glad to know that you and your loved ones are safe.

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  7. So pretty! Love the fabric you picked!

  8. Amber-

    What a sweet tradition.

    Thanks for linking up at Creative Juice. Hope to see you back tonight!

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    Mrs. Delightful


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