3.10.2008

Babette and the bird dress



What a lucky day to receive a surprise in the mail from our dear Lynne: a Babette doll made by the ultra-talented train fantome www.letrainfantome.typepad.com. It's already become a big point of contention between the two year old, the four year old and the mom. "It's mine." "no, it's mine." "No, give me that right now!" Maybe we'll need one for every member of the family...

Well at least the four-year old has something all her own that no one will steal away from her: a little woodlands Easter dress. A little less frou than most store-bought Easter dresses, yet enough cheer and animal presence to make H. love it.

37 comments:

Jenny said...

I am so in love with the woodland fabric!! Where did you find it? Do you know the name of the pattern?

Lauren said...

Gorgeous dress! I need to commission you to make my girls little dresses - I have been scouting out the local boutiques for dresses and none are as adorable!

martha said...

oh i love those dolls. so incredibly cute. the dress is adorable too.

Sun Rae said...

What a beautiful little dress!

(said with the longing that comes from only birthing sons)

miss chris said...

Sweet dress. Paired with a peter-pan collar'd shirt...? yes, that is perfect. Love it.

Bethany Hissong said...

enough to make us love it too!!! Really cute! And I'm sooo jealous of the doll!! I've wanted that doll for months now. I just can't think of a good reason to tell Craig why I need that doll!! :)

Amy said...

Aren't those Babette dolls the BEST? So gorgeous. As is the dress, of course. Wonderful.

lynne said...

Melissa, that dress is SO pretty. I love that fabric with the yellow on top!!

And, so glad you love that beautiful Babette. It had your name written all over it. xo, my sister!

sew nancy said...

I bought a Babette several months back. My daughter is only 5 weeks so she is sort of mine for the time being.
I love the dress as well.

Linnea said...

That dress is so beautiful! I just love it! The fabric is great what is it?
I think I need a little Babette to sit on my desk.

esther said...

super sweet dress! its like the endpages of a vintage children's book are gracing the folds of the skirt. perfect with the tights and peter pan collar. such a lovely counter to the chi chi store options.

mandi said...

Love the fabric and the doll of course. I 'm forth on wanting to know where it is from. to cute!First time commenting I just love that fabric and the blog of course!

Mandi said...

Sorry can't spell very tired!

margaret k. said...

Just found your blog recently and have been so inspired. I love love LOVE the Easter dress. I am new to sewing and really am enjoying looking at other people's fabric choices and how they make things "work". Thanks for sharing.

Rach said...

Another wonderful dress - were did you find that bunny fabric?

kennedy & friends said...

L-O-V-E-L-Y! What a great print! Too bad my daughter will have to be content with a store bought Easter dress! I bought a little doll for my birthday...see girls never grow up.

Abby said...

what a precious doll.... no wonder they both want it... love the dress and those stockings/socks are gorgeous.

Kloth & Bolt said...

love the dress! -kb

letter9 said...

Cute, Cute, Cute all around. Love the fabrics in the dress, especially the top one.

allydru said...

where do you get all these tights, melissa?

lowbeamstudios said...

Gorgeous dress. So cute with the baby animals for spring.

Emily said...

Cute, cute doll. And great dress. You can't find things like that for purchase. I love that it is kind of unconventional-Easter (not pink or lavender, that sort of thing). You're going to start a whole new trend! Yay!

Jackie said...

Ooooooo!!!!! I am in love!!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree, the pattern is ideal. Can you share the pattern source?

fanja said...

Hi Melissa, I was so happy Lynne ordered a Babette for you, it's always a joy to make special things for people I like. I'm glad you like it. That dress is gorgeous and it has the cutest fabric! i'm also in love with the tights.
x

Bec said...

The Babette is gorgeous, and the dress? Wow - so very beautiful. A perfect Easter outfit!

melissa said...

I bought the fabric about two years ago from reprodepot. I think it was called "woodlands creatures," or something like that. It sold out pretty quickly, so I'm not sure if you could find it now.

Audrey said...

That dress is perfect for H. The little animals are so sweet. I would have loved that as a little girl too!

Malka Dubrawsky said...

I'm going to add my voice to the chorus and exclaim over that dress!!

Cakies said...

We are so jealous! Those are too cute! And I looked up the dolls to buy one, but they are all sold out. Do you know when they become available again?!!

Jess said...

love them both!
I must have that doll for me.
I haven't even thought about an Easter Dress yet. better get on that...

Sabina said...

That is just such a perfect little dress - and I need those tights for my two little girls!!

jessica said...

wow! the dress fabric to to die for!! i love it so much i can hardly stand it.

The Nelsons said...

Please, Please, tell me where you find your daughter's stockings and yours. I love them all!

Stephanie said...

Love the fabric. So cute. Can I have one? :)

Beth said...

The dress is simply lovely!

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