Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Midweek With Marion

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Midweek With Marion.




 Today I want to show you this sweet little yellow checked dress that can be worn to church or a tea party. I didn't have a complete pattern for this, just the bodice part. But that's okay because you know how talented I am! Please know I'm just kidding!
 I was poodling around on Pinterest and saw this darling little dress and you've guessed it ~ this was my inspiration. HERE is the web site if you're interested and it's called the Itty Bitty Dress. Don't you just love that?
 Looks like ribbon embroidery on the inspiration dress or maybe a little lacy applique. Well, I didn't have the time to do any embroidery so I hot glued down this little daisy applique I already had. I'm using notions and fabrics I already have. I just cut a rectangle for the skirt and made sure it would be a longer skirt to look more 'lady like'. I also wanted a deep hem like the inspiration. My mother used to sew for me when I was little and she would always put deep hems in my dresses. Now that I look back, I wonder if maybe one of the reasons was if I grew tall quickly, she could let the hem down. Well, probably not since I'm not even 5' tall now. :)
Marion was looking all lady like and then she goes and acts like a five year old! Well, that kinda goes along with the territory of little girl dolls! ;)

Hope you've liked seeing our little church/party dress today and I'll be looking forward to you coming back next Wednesday. Before you go, please go to my friend, Diane's blog Welcome To Lavender Dreams as she has a beautiful doll with a gorgeous night gown to show you!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Little Bitty Pretty One

Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
A-lovey dovey lovey one
Come sit down on my knee
Tell you a story
Happened long time ago
Little bitty pretty one
I've been watchin' you grow
Little bitty pretty one
Come on and talk-a to me
A-lovey dovey lovey one
Come sit down on my knee
~ sung by Thurston Harris


33 comments:

  1. You ARE so talented ;) !!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  2. That fabric is so pretty and cool for summer! I love this pattern. ( I couldn't get the link to work but I'll check it again later) I like simple patterns and it's fun to look on pinterest for ideas. I have my post up this morning, too and I used a free pattern. Have FUN my friend! Have you found a baby doll pajama pattern? I wonder if this one would look cute made short. Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. I couldn't get the link to work either, Diane. I do love the dress!! Would love to make it in small red and white checked fabric.

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  3. This is SO sweet Shelia! You have an amazing talent...just love seeing your handmade creations!

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  4. That's a super cute dress! I remember sewing dresses when I was younger and making the deeper hand sewn hems. I think it helps the fabric hang nicer. Love the daisy- perfect for the summer look!

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  5. This is so cute. I love gingham and the yellow is happy and bright. I can see you are having fun with this Shelia!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. So adorable. So funny Sheila...I too found that same pattern some years back and I cannot even begin to tell you how many of those itty bitty dresses I've made for my grandgirls! Adore that easy pattern. Your sweet Marion is so precious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  7. Adorable! And yes you are SO talented!

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  8. I'm really loving Midweek with Marion, Shelia. I look forward each week to see what beautiful little dress you created. They never disappoint!! You are a sweetie!

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  9. I always had deep hems in my dresses! I wore one dress for years as I grew taller, and never wider. The hem just kept getting let out!
    Love your fashions with a passion!

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  10. O Sheila...you do make your posts, so enjoyable to read! Marion's little dress is so adorable and you are so talented...'cmon...you know you are! I remember those deep hems in our dresses. That was absolutely the reason my mom always made ours like that. It is rare that you would find a hem like that in dress from the store these days! Happy Wednesday!

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  11. Your dolly dressmaking is superb! So cute! Kathleen in Az

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  12. I'll join you again next Wednesday too sweet friend. Thanks for the 'shout out'! Have FUN! Hugs, Diane

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  13. That dress is so cute, Shelia that I want one for me! :)

    Have fun on your travels and be safe.

    xo,
    rue

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  14. Adorable! You can tell she likes it too. :o)

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  15. I sure am enjoying watching what you and Diane create!!

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  16. Hi dear Sheila, thank you for your sweet visit and comforting words about our Sasha. yes, your Chloe Dawn and Sasha did look like twins. As you said, I am sure they both are romping around together and chasing butterflies. Marion's little dress is so adorable. As I have always said, you are so talented. I wish I had that talent, but I don't. Take care.

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  17. Love the dress. It is so pretty and happy, like sunshine. I know that your granddaughter loves all the wonderful projects you give her.
    Have a terrific weekend.
    Mary

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  18. Hi Shelia, LOVE this sweet little dress. You always sew such darling outfits and this one from your inspiration is adorable. You ARE so talented you know!! What a beautiful sweet wardrobe you are making for your grands doll. I am loving Midweek with Marion!! Be Blessed my friend.
    Hugs, cm

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  19. I love Your pretty dress for Your nice doll. I'm a doll collector and belong to doll groups on fb, but I don't sew and I would have loved to remember what My Mom taught Me as a teenager about sewing.Sew nice visiting with You today-Hugs and blessings Denise

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  20. I love Your pretty dress for Your nice doll. I'm a doll collector and belong to doll groups on fb, but I don't sew and I would have loved to remember what My Mom taught Me as a teenager about sewing.Sew nice visiting with You today-Hugs and blessings Denise

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  21. Hi Shelia,
    Thank you so much for your visit, it was so sweet and kind. I love yellow and white check, the little dress is adorable!. I use to sew doll dresses for my girls when they were little and for my grand daughter. My mom us to knit Barbie dresses for my sister and me. Wow you brought back a lot of wonderful memories for me. Its always fun to use left over material and sew a sweet little dress for a doll.
    Have a wonderful day, Elizabeth

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  22. So cute! I learned to sew making doll clothes. I don't think my mother had a pattern for the doll clothes she made for my dolls. I am guessing she cut them from yesterday's newspaper. I enjoy seeing you doing this, because it brings back such sweet memories.

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  23. Oh I love her little yellow gingham check dress, I had one in yellow when I was little!

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  24. A lovely little yellow dress, Carter is going to love all her new dolls clothes.
    My mother used to do deep hems on our frocks as well, she said it made the skirt sit better.

    Diana

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  25. A beautiful dress that is so perfect for summer.....love yellow and white check!...

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  26. Hi Sheila, I love that little dress, how sweet! ...pretty fabric! I come from a long line of seamstresses, and they always put deep hems on my dresses, too. I didn't sew much except for my daughter when she was small, and diy home projects. I followed their trend with the deep hem on her little dresses... always thought it looked "nicer!" :) ...been catching up browsing your blog. I saw where you have moved to NY to be nearer to the grands! How exciting! Love your new home! ~Have a great weekend, Rhonda

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  27. Marion looks so cute in her new yellow dress. I just made a new little summer outfit for my Jesse Sue...it is so much fun playing dress up with our dollies, isn't it? Happy Weekend Shelia.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)