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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring Flowers

I'm not sure if non-sewers know who Karri Mecca is but she is one of my favorite children's clothes designers. Her designs are always gorgeous and beautifully embellished. She recently came out with a book called Sewing with Whimsy. There was a beautiful dress that I really wanted to make. However, I would have to make approximately 16 flowers from rick rack trim and attach them to a floating trellis hem detail. I could hear my friend Maria asking me what the heck I was thinking but what the heck...I like a sewing challenge. It took many hours to complete but was so worth it. Of course I'll never make another but it was a fun process. Here is the finished dress with a couple of close ups of the flowers. The pictures were taken by my friend Helen. Thanks Helen!


Lisa said...

It's absolutley gorgeous. I'm sorry I missed seeing it in person. Now, the big question is - who will be the lucky recipient??!!

Lisa said...

Ok - now, if only I could spell and type at the same time... I meant "absolutely"!

Anonymous said...

Miss Elaine you always seem to amaze me!!!! Miss you