8.23.2008

village frock in red



My husband's cousin told me that she recently made a dress for her daughter. To her chagrin, her daughter refused to wear it. I suggested she sew some picture of an animal or princess or the likes on the inside of the dress. I think kids can be tricked into liking what we make for them. To make this red dress more likable for cousin Elizabeth, I sewed on a simple little picture of herself. I hope it works!

P.S. If all goes well at the printers, the village frock pattern will be for sale in our shop next week!

37 comments:

mollie said...

they can be tricked! i love the idea of having a little secret inside clothes, anyway. i have a wonderful jacket but the best part to me is the secret pink lining. . . .

i love these village sleeves. i want them for myself.

Rubyellen said...

Trickery... I like it! That is a gorgeous shade of red. Who wouldn't want to wear that?!!

How did you get her picture on? Is it using iron on transfer?

Lauren said...

Of course I am biased but I LOVE this dress and so does Elizabeth. I love the background too - it really makes the picture. You can't tell E was crying while getting the photo's taken because she wanted to play with the other kids!!

Thank you so much - we are thrilled with the dress.

xo

sally said...

How exciting. I will definetly be purchasing a village frock pattern. The dress is so cute.

I have tricked our daughter into wearing clothes. Funny what we'll do.

Grosgrain Kathleen said...

Oooo, I'll have to try this technique myself. But where do I find the time to make and sew images into my clothes? Stickers would be too tacky, right? Probably. I guess I'm not above being tacky as long as I'm the only one sees it:)

lynne said...

melissa - gorgeous, gorgeous!!! i love it in red. and lauren, your model is exquisite. she looks so cute!!

and I love that wall, melissa...

can't wait for next week!

Astrid said...

This dress is amazing, and I really like the picture detail. I will have to purchase this pattern - it is so adorable! I would just love to see my daughter wearing it! :)

My Love is..... said...

what a great idea.

Christie said...

that is so smart & tricky!!!

myimaginaryblog said...

What a great idea! I am not above bribery and bargaining, but this might be easier. :)

LaMammina said...

I hop you are having a lot of patterns printed. I'm very scared they are going to be sold out!!!
Any chance of a pre-order? That way you would have a fair idea of how many will need to be printed.
I, for one, would be perfectly happy to pay up front.

ella kelly said...

This is without a doubt THE most beautiful dress I have seen in a long time. If indeed you are selling patterns, sign me up in advance, also! I, too, would be happy to pay up front.

Heather said...

Oh, I can't wait for the pattern! It looks so beautiful in red!

Kate said...

When are you going to do a craft book? I think the world needs it.

Timshel said...

This is a great idea! And the dress/color/WHOLE thing is just gorgeous. I love the idea of sewing something that they love into the garment. When my son was peeking at batman splashed t-shirts and I was getting a little nervous about entering the Target/action figure "put an add for a movie on your kid" business we started drawing and scanning pictures of his favorite book characters onto fabric for his t-shirts i.e. Aslan, Frog and Toad, Toot and Puddle. Now that I write this I am realizing that is probably totally illegal even if I drew them and they are not fabulous. Well, you get the idea. We did it with animals too so those are public domain right?

Sabina said...

I my gosh I soooo love this!! I want one in my size and you don't even have to trick me!!

Happy Monday :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great idea! It's beautiful, and I know she'll love showing the picture to all her friends! It makes it even more special!
Becky

Peter and Leah said...

I love the village frock and am excited about the pattern! What sizes will be available? I would also love to pre-order.

Tana & Braden said...

I'd love to pre order too. What type of fabric did you use? Is it a linen type fabric? Love your stuff!

Elise said...

I am so anxious to get this pattern-- I've already made my sewing guru promise to help me make my gathers perfect... and I do ditto the call for a book! Your stuff is so much better than most! Thanks for sharing!

Daria said...

I can't wait for the pattern!

Bethany Hissong said...

I hope she loved it because it is fabulous! LOVE the red!!! Too bad I'm not five and can wear it. I definitely would!

RachelDenbow said...

Oh, this pattern is beautiful.

Adrienne said...

this dress is so sweet, I am going to have to get a pattern next time you print! keep up the awesome sewing!

amy h said...

Any chance you'll be doing another run? This pattern is completely adorable.

Lourdes said...

Do you have a Digital version of this pattern?
Could you send the paper-version overseas?
I´m living in Berlin (germany).
I hope I can do it for my little girl someday......
it´s so beautiful!
my email: lourdesleal@yahoo.com
thanks a lot!
Lourdes

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