Last year I got a beautiful dress for my granddaughter Destiny, 7 at the time. She grew out of it in a short period of time, of course. I had her give it back to me so I could make something for her out of it. It took me a long time to decide just what to do, it came to me last night as I lay awake.
I decided on a heart using part of the trim on the dress to divide the heart. Of course I forgot to take a picture of the dress before I cut it up. I did get one of the back. The top is velvet, the skirt a flocked velvet in a purple.
Then I added a piece of fabric given to me by Jill Phillips. Instead of just putting it on I stitch around the motif and fussy cut it, the sequins are part of the fabric. Also an addition of lace alone the seam. I will keep you abreast of the development.
The back of the dress.
After 24 hours of snow here is the scene in our yard. Taken from the front porch.
Like my garden angels new cloths? We got 6 inches. The sun came out about noon and the temps are up in the 30's so the snow is melting already. Pretty while it lasts.