Saturday, November 7, 2009


Dress done, Waiting for baby.......
The blessing dress Stephanie (my daughter-in-law) asked me make is finally finished. Stephanie sent me an email link to the dress she wanted it to look like. I at first thought I would just buy it, but the $250.00 price tag shut that thought down. So off I went in search of material, trim and pattern. Who would have thought it would take almost three weeks to get it done. Well, I couldn't find a pattern with everything she wanted so I had to adjust, add and redo, make up. The trim is pretty darn close to that on the original dress so I was happy with that. The material was the biggest problem, she didn't want anything to shinny. Kelli (in Utah) finally went off looking and sent some down for me. Turns out it was the winner, just hope Stephanie likes it. A big thanks to my friend Rebecca for letting me use her serger on the seams, it makes the dress look so professional, not that a 2 month old baby cares if the seams are serged or not. Oh, speaking about the baby, she's late, not here yet. I would mention her by name but I notice that Kent & Stephanie haven't giving the name up yet, so I'm not going to be the one to spoil the anticipation.
I'm leaving for their house on Tuesday, Stephanie said if she hasn't had the baby by then, she is being induced that morning. So either way, there will be a baby born on Tuesday. I hope it doesn't rain for the three weeks I'm there, typical Seattle weather.

10 comments:

donnam said...

oh, it is so beautiful.

And we did cart our own loveseat around for the pictures. But we had 3 big strong boys, so I wasn't worried!

Stephanie Saunders said...

I knew you would try to buy it. That's why I picked one that was $250- that way you would be forced to make it so now it means more ;)

And by the way, I LOVE IT! I'm impressed at how close it is to the picture! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

The name isn't a surprise. I just don't really call babies by their name until they're born. No idea why. I feel weird doing that...

Grandmotherfairy said...

The dress is beautiful Linda...I loved the fabric and the trim. You are so talented to be able to make a dress with no pattern...lucky little "baby".

Megan said...

You make the best dresses! The Saunders girls (and boys) really our spoiled by you. We can't wait to see you guys and the newest addition to our family in a couple weeks.

Robin said...

Truly beautiful !! You and Susan set the bar of Grandmother hood up pretty far !! lol

Scrapally said...

Beautiful. What a treasure. I will never be that kind of grandma...I just don't have the right skills!

kelly said...

I love it! You were so cute today in Gospel Doctrine passing out blankets. I wasn't hot so I knew it must have been cold in there. If I lose another 15 or 20 pounds I may need one of those blankets!

Lady Linda said...

Wow Linda, what a beautiful dress. Your children and grandchildren are truly blessed.

Kim said...

so pretty...

pinkelstar.com said...

I like that cute and tiny dress! I am sure that Baby will be so happy to wear it!


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