Sunday, September 26, 2010

The jumping dress.


Happy Sunday!

What are you up to today?

My parents have come up for a few days and are teaching a cooking course at our local neighbourhood house today. Indi and my cousin Romy are going to the course. Bren is going to a bio dynamics field day and Jazzy, Pepper and I are heading into town to go on the tourist railway.

I sewed the final seams on these dresses this morning and when I took the girls outside to get some photos they couldn't stop jumping in them. I guess some dresses twirl, some skip and these jump.

And yes, they are still wearing their jammies underneath and have holiday hair.

I made the dresses from the picture on the front of the Sandi Henderson Claire dress pattern. Next time I think I'll make some room and open the enormous pattern sheet and trace the pattern pieces.

I love the way these dresses look so summery and happy and girly. I love the mixy matchy vintage floral sheet prints and I love that my girls are so excited with them and love them so much.

And allow me to introduce you to my new nephew puppy, Zero. I bet you can almost hear my girls squealing from your house. I tell you I am so tempted to knit that puppy a bonnet.

I hope today is a wonderful day for you and yours.

Oh and I almost forgot, Bradbill from The Plaster Fun House In Ballarat has updated his magazines to include some women's mags from last month!! I think we'll be heading back there before the holidays are over.

Love Kate

39 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! Everything is so fresh and vibrant. The girls and puppy are so adorable.

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  2. Oooh those dresses are gorgeous!!
    Its so strange knowing that you're getting ready for summer as We head into autumn and winter here.
    Em xx

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  3. happy jumpy Sunday Kate!
    today is definitely short sleeve weather here.
    enjoy your parents visiting & have a happy week

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  4. Lol @ the updated magazines & Wow @ the jumping dresses, beautiful - nothing new there though! ;) I think you did a damn fine job from just looking at the picture...!

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  5. Every time I see your dresses, I love them more than the last time!
    These are perfect - I bet the girls won't want to take them off!

    I so wish I could sew clothes!!x

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  6. Oh yes, I can see just how perfect they are for jumping, and also quite beautiful when just standing still too.

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  7. Happy SUnday Kate!
    Zero is absolutely to die for soooo cute.
    Hope you have a wonderful time with your parents and a day as well. xo

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  8. Very pretty dresses, I like the vintage retro fabric and the style of them.

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  9. the dresses and the puppy are just gorgeous ♥

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  10. I LOVE these dresses! love, love love!!!

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  11. What girl wouldn't love those dresses. Nicely done.

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  12. So cheerful, so pretty, and the cutest little pup.

    It's been a glorious Sunday.

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  13. So funny about the mags!! Love those dresses, the style is so lovely. Now that daylight saving has arrived (today) it's really starting to feel like summer is on it's way. We finally had a warm, dry, day today and we are excited.

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  14. The dresses look adorable on the girls (and so does the puppy). Brad certainly seems like a good sport, not many men would react so quickly to critism haha!
    Jak x

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  15. Great vintage dresses Kate - they are lovely - and Sandi's pattern is a bit daunting to trace I agree !

    Glad to hear your folks were able to escape ;)
    Oh to have such a working holiday - and what a good excuse for a break - hope everyone has a great time at their classes :)

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  16. I vaguely recollect something similar to the large print pink floral on my bed when I was little. In 30 yrs do you think oppy/crafters will be as delighted with our current 'good taste' for plain-dyed sheets?

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  17. Such beautiful dresses, sooo pretty and girly. The cute little puppy is crying out for a bonnet. x

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  18. Love the dress but the most important question: does it twirl?

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  19. Love the dresses, I've decided you must have a pretty amazing vintage sheet collection because so many beautiful pieces keep appearing from it. Oh and yay for Brad, gotta love a business that listens to it's clientele!

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  20. the fabric in those dresses are stunning ...

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  21. The dresses are GORGEOUS! isnt it great when your kids get just as excited if not more than you when you make them something!

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  22. Yay you got a Jack Russell!!! In a little while you will be glad he is your nephew puppy and not yours if he is true to JR form...they don't mature for a number of years. He is adorable tho ;-)

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  23. Love the dresses - beautiful -
    Cecilie

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  24. They are so colourful and fresh looking! Great pattern and style for your girls.
    We had a barbecue with friends in the backyard after me trying to garden and rake to disguise the fact that our lawnmower is getting repaired and the weeds are taking over 'Day Of The Triffids' style.
    Thanks for asking! x

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  25. Yumm, those dresses are good enough to eat. I'm sure I slept in them at my Nana's house when I was a kid! Beautiful.

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  26. I certainly can hear the screams. My children are counting the days till they can choose a kitten so I know how you feel. (Never thought of knitting a bonnet though) Love the dresses, they are such fun and totally unique, I'm not surprised your girls are so happy.

    Kate

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  27. Gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Hope you had a happy Sunday in the sunshine! Eleesa

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  28. Gorgeous, gorgeous frocks Kate!! (and I love them with pajamas!)

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  29. They are the prettiest dresses, I love thoses gorgeous mixed florals! Sounds like your sunday was loads of fun activities. We've been up at my parents place for the weekend & heading back home today..if I can ever get these boys to leave!

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  30. I love that yellow & grey floral print, what an ace combo. Hope you are having a happy Monday, it's our last day here, boo hoo. Lets catch up sometime for a holiday/life debrief, ok? Much love to you beautiful x

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  31. im thinking that puppy definitely needs a bonnet. and how CUTE are your girls in their girly dresses :-) hope u are loving the holidays...i had a last minute stopover in daylesford and almost froze to death!(next time im coming to visit :-).. i hope some more spring sunshine has found you x

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  32. Fantastically fun dresses! I love that they are still in their PJ's and have holiday hair - don't you just love school holidays! I don't think I've brushed Goose's hair for days.....

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  33. Lot's going on over there...I love the dresses they are darling..Great Job!

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  34. Oh how I wish I could so like you. These are just gorgeous. YOur girls are just gorgeous.
    Hugs
    D
    x

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