A great week for the Dress a Girl appeal. I was given some gorgeous fabric by the boss of a friend of mine. Thank you Esme. I've been told that it is a Liberty fabric which I've never used before. Its so soft. I love it! I'll get dress making with it next week hopefully.
66 more dresses arrived! A beautiful dress from Suzanne at Sky Blue Sea. Suzanne makes beautiful textile art which you can see on her website here. The dress was so pretty.
and the cutest little hearts on the ties
Another gorgeous dress came from Sarah at Tilly Mint Boutique. Sarah also has a lovely blog which you can find here
I love this bright and vibrant fabric with dragonflies and butterflies.
Pretty pink ties too. Lovely
and to finish off the week in great style a parcel of 64 dresses arrived from the lovely Annie and Jo who never fail to astound me with their generosity and kindness and the speed at which they sew! Special mention to Toni (a friend of Annie and Jo's) who made her first dress with their expert tuition. I think you will agree that it is an amazing effort and absolutely gorgeous!
Pretty little pocket
This lovely crossover dress was also kindly donated to Jo and Annie for the appeal. Its very pretty.
and the ususal array of beautiful dressesas we have come to expect from the fastest sewers in the UK!! Such a shame the weather is so bad I can't do my usual washing line shots...
Every dress is so unique and individual. The cutest pockets
All beautiful and in all sizes so that every little girl will get something pretty to wear. This takes the total to 418 Dresses! AMAZING.
Annies daughter has just had twins so I sent a little parcel for them which I hope they will like......I'll share when it arrives safely.
Annie also makes the cutest little mini bears which come with little poems. I couldn't resist buying some. A little birthday bear for Izzy's friend. 2 Christmas bears for Izzy and Sam to hang on the tree. 2 little bears to go in the shoebox appeal we do every Christmas and a Grandma and Grandad bear for the Grandparents from Izzy and Sam
Special mention as well to Alison at Peggy's Pickles who has challenged herself to make 52 dresses for the appeal. You can follow her progress on her blog. Not only that but she has managed to get her husband to make one. Yes really!! The first dress made by a man. That is fantastic! We need more men involved. So who else can also get a man to make a dress??