We took a quick trip to New York last week to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday with 5 of the 6 kids able to show up. It was pure heaven. We got home to a bunch of sick kids, including strep, which then was passed on to me. Thus, the tardiness of this post.But! I found this linen in New York at theeeee best linen store. Gray Line Linen. My mom, my sister Ann, and I spent much of our precious NY time there, and even more of our precious dollars.
This particular linen was only $5/yard because it was on clearance. (insert shocked-face emoticon)
Yarn was an obvious choice for Y, but then I sat down with our dictionary (does anyone even use a dictionary anymore, or do we just use our phones to look up words?) and read the entire Y section. I came across yolk and this dress idea was immediately hatched.
The chickens are stamped using fabric ink and then I hand-stitching the circle appliqué and added a tiny pinch of wool stuffing to make it 3 dimensional.
Then I thought it'd be fun to repeat the motif around the neckline, with a bit of scalloping in the same color. The yarn is something I've had for years, just waiting for the perfect project to be used. It's a Martha Stewart
It's a self-drafted pattern, which works well for Azure because she's such a little toothpick. A spicy toothpick, though. Make no mistake about her size, for she can hold her own and make herself heard when need be. Which is all the time. ;)
Everyone needs a bit of spice in their family dynamics, right?
This dress is adorable!!ReplyDelete
This is amazingly wonderfulReplyDelete
This is the most fun dress EVER! From the chicken wire fabric to the chicken stamps and the yolk! It's fabulous.ReplyDelete
Your creativity never ends! Just love the chickens and yolk! And, of course, the dash of "Spice"!ReplyDelete
I love the dress, and the yolk is such a fun detail. I must ask, what is up with that chicken? Is it taxidermy? It looks so....static. :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous! I love it! Your clothes are always so unique and well thought out! I love how you introduced the yellow yokes and that golden petticoat!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful girl and super dress,Katy. I envy your girls, pure poisonous envy. ...just that you know. I felt like racing to be the first to follow. and I got the silver medal. I do use dictionary some times. when I have to think about something to sew for sewall26. that is the only occasion though! XoXReplyDelete
So fun! I love the yarn bows at her elbows!ReplyDelete
LOVE IT! Puffy yolk and all.ReplyDelete
LOVE AZURE TOO!
Such a clever dress! Love the scallops. Is the dress pattern your own?ReplyDelete
you are too cool.ReplyDelete
oh the details - they're so perfect!! you are a master.ReplyDelete
amazing dress!!! Love the colors and the shape ;o) Emily@nap-timecreations.comReplyDelete
so cute! I love the yolks. It looks adorable on your spicy little toothpick ^_^ReplyDelete
Darling. And yes, we need spicy toothpicks in every family.ReplyDelete
This is so absolutely precious...It couldn't possibly go any better with those freckles. :) what is the zipper you used?? I'm staring at that adorable zipper pull and drooling!ReplyDelete
Gosh I love everything you do. And yes...we have a little stick of dynamite in our family too...named Nat. ;) I think the little ones learn to be loud because their presence is otherwise easily overlooked.ReplyDelete
We included your amazing dress in our round up of things to sew with linen fabric, and to tell the truth, it's our favorite thing in the whole bunch! (http://skirtfixation.com/2014/06/20-things-sew-linen-fabric/)ReplyDelete