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August 13, 2007

nantucket dress

nantucket dress with lobsters

pattern: based on mccalls 2213
difficulty (1-5): 2
pattern size: large
fabric: approx. 1yd of linen/rayon fabrics with lobsters. little bits of kaffe fassett's light yellow cotton for lining, two buttons.

last week was a wild one. that heat, the worse i have experienced. and got stuck in newark airport did not help, either. we also had friends from out of town staying with us over the weekend. friday night's dinner somehow was mixed with several different types of reds and whites. i felt like half drowning all day saturday.

at least i made this little nantucket dress for my sister's upcoming baby, using fabrics from my previous projects. and the pattern was roughly based on mccall's pattern. the bodice lining was not that nicely done, which i may have to improve upon by tacking the sides down. it was nonetheless a cute dress for a baby girl.


and finally, i created a label of my blog. with stamps and some linen tape (i was inspired heavily by alison's version). i was going to get a set of gocco, which i still might. but for now, i think stamping is fulfilling the need of a personalized label. and really, every one is going to be slightly different as i am stamping them one character at a time.

and you know, the best part of stamping, i can even give out hints of what's in the bag (presents to an old friend in jersey).



Love the labels!!

What a great idea to make your own labels! Do you use a special ink so that it doesn't wash off?
The lobster dress is darling!

I love your labels. May I ask where you found the letters? They look so lovely.

The lobster dress is adorable!

love the dress! and love the label. i thought i was going to read how you gocco'd it but you didn't! nice touch.

That little lobster dress is divine - I'd love one to wear with linen shorts!

The lobster fabric is adorable for the dress! Very sweet. :)

The dress is so adorable!

I love your "clue" stamps, just enough info to make people excited.

Love the labels and that dress is adorable!

I've been reading your blog for quite awhile, and just wanted to say that I look forward to new posts. You always have such beautiful pictures, cute projects, and inspiring ideas. Thanks for sharing. =)

What a cute lobster print dress. The stamping looks like fun. So how's your circle jacket going? Hope to see it soon.

Your dress is absolutely adorable. I have sewn professionally as a seamstress for years, and I am really impressed with your skills. Your post makes me want to sew cute baby dresses. Love your blog.

I agree--the dress is adorable. I love the little red lobsters!

And I want to know, too: Where did you get the stamps? Those are a perfect idea for making your own labels! They definitely give a gift a little extra whimsy.

the labels look great. where did you get your tape? I've only ever found white...well, actually my grandmother gave me a giant roll of white. but i love this linen color of yours...

(the dress is adorable. i really like the buttons at the shoulders and the yellow lining peeking through. )

this little dress is so sweet and i LOVE the label!

I have been in search of the perfect little jumper pattern...that looks like IT! simple lines, just what I wanted. What did you do to modify the pattern? I'll have to go look for that one.

That is the most adorable dress! I love it.

Love the Lobster Dress. Do you sell the fabric (or would you share where you bought it?)

I was wondering where you purchased the linen tape and the tiny letters?

Did you mention where you got the stamp, tape and letters?? I'd love to know. Beautiful blog,

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