Sunday, September 28, 2014

Our little sunshine!

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know that we have a grand daughter that just turned 1yr!  It's been a tough year, but she is so happy and healthy now.  I wanted to do something really special for her, so I asked her mommy what I should do.  She said that every party girl needs a party dress,  So that is what I set out to do...make a special party dress!


All she said was that, the party would be done in pink/yellow with a "You are my sunshine" theme!


It's been forever since I've sewn a little girls dress, and it is way different then I remember.


I know that there are a lot of ric-rac fans out there!


Then while laying in bed I was thinking, isn't the theme sunshine?  What is the first thing you think of when you hear 'sunshine'?  Sunflowers!!


So I got up and cut some peddles out of the yellow dots.  Then cut out a yo-yo and found a button in my button jar that matched perfectly!





Then I happened to think, what is the one thing that every child is allowed to do on their first birthday?  Have cake...or should I say....have at some cake!  So I made her a 'bapron', The pattern is available at  Craftiness Is Not Optional!



So there you have it!  She's a happy and healthy 1 year old!!
 
If you want to read a little more about Charlotte's first year...you can start at the very beginning right HERE!  


Linking to: Anything Goes Monday at Stitch by Stitch! Threading Your Way! at Threading My Way.

18 comments:

Maartje Quilt said...

I love the girl and the dress with the flower! Lovely fabrics. You did a good job!
Love from Amsterdam

Maddy said...

Such a beautiful little girl & dress well done.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

She is so cute and so it the bapron.

Janarama said...

What a beautiful little party dress for a beautiful little girl! Great idea to make a matching bapron too. Happy First Birthday Charlotte.

Patchwork and Play said...

And I bet Charlotte has brought a lot of sunshine into your life too! Sweet dress for a sweet little girl!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

What a sweet little dress. Love the large ric rac and the flower.

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Birthday Charlotte!!! It is a beautiful dress, full of sunshine and love! xx

Dawn said...

Lovely dress for your grand daughters first birthday. My first grandson is one next week and it's been a fabulous year, let's hope they remain healthy and happy for lots more years to come.

Lorna McMahon said...

How exciting to see Charlotte up and walking! The dress is simply sweet and the addition of the sunflower was a fabulous idea. Good thinking, to make that matching bapron. Saved the pretty dress!

Jackie said...

What a sweet dress and a joy to make I am sure. I also dealt with a premature granddaughter and those 10 weeks of NICU were heartbreaking, but she is a 4-yr old bundle of joy and challenge all rolled up in one. It certainly makes the milestones that much better. Enjoy to the fullest.

Jeanie said...

Your little Sunshine looks so cute in that dress. Beautiful job, Vicki! Love the bapron....a girl has to have her cake and not worry about the mess. Happy 1st birthday, full of happiness and good health!

Melissa said...

At first I thought nothing could be cuter than that little dress. THEN the pic with her wearing it - melt my heart! I bet she brings sunshine to your family, what a sweetie!!

jan said...

Oh my! She is so beautiful! Thankful for the day! Adorable outfit too! xo jan

Kim said...

How adorable does your wee Charlotte look in her adorable sunshine dress...'tis gorgeous. Your sunflower is the 'icing' on the pretty dress! I am supposing that this dress is the first of many stitched by you, Miss Vicki!

Catherine said...

That's what I call "made with love". Charlotte is adorable and your birthday dress is very special. I especially love the sunflower.

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Smart thinking on the apron! She gets to eat her cake and not wear it all day too. Clever and super cute.

Greta Anderson said...

I've never heard of a "bapron"! I have to make a skirt for my 7 y o niece on her birthday this Oct 14. So maybe my next Monday post will be a girly dress too! Thanks for the inspiration.

AJ Wu said...

Cute bapron!! She looks like she liked the cake too. I remember my daughter spitting it out on her first birthday. =D

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