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Friday, March 6, 2009

a simple slip of yellow

Inspired by a week of yellow, a little while back now, over here and the delicious visual indulgence of the yellow week flickr group as well, I just had to pull out that pillow slip of my Grandmother's. It had been sitting waiting for way too long. I would let my eye's rest indulgently on it's pretty lemon florals every time I breezed past my fabric pile.

Always with thoughts of primroses and everlastings and daisy chains..... I knew what it's prettiness would turn into......eventually.

There are a lot of pillow slip dress tutorials in blog land and after perusing a few I just went with it on my own.....a few simple cuts and some homemade bias binding and you can whip up one of these in about an hour.

There is something so perfectly simple and delightful about little girls and these dresses.
For me maybe it's the pretty soft cottons and pleasing yellows or more likely maybe it is that link to a simpler past......

11 comments:

Levin (and Emily) said...

beautiful dress :)
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x

Megan: The Byron Life said...

She looks so sweet... love that the slip was your grandmother's too.

karenjane said...

thats gorgeous, i wish i would fit into a pillow slip dress! the yellow is perfect

Bird Bath said...

What a wonderful dress. They are a quick but satisfying project. well done. Those yellow posies are so sweet.

Tammy said...

So pretty, and she looks so sweet in it! :)

Madeline said...

Oh, that's so beautiful! And, it will make a fabulous shirt once she's too tall to wear it as dress.

jodi said...

beautiful

Lisa said...

So stinkin' cute!!!!

Miss Muggins said...

It looks so soft and lived-in, yet crisp at the same time... so sweet on your gorgeous model.

Sabrina said...

Beautiful dress, girl and photos- well done!

That yellow print is so cheerful. Ah!
Now I want to make one.

Molly said...

Lovely blog! Pretty yellow dress. Nice Job! I have seen a lot of these lately. I have yet to try one. I will have to look through my linens. I made myself a skirt out of a pillow case back in highschool. realy fast and easy.