Beach Portrait Dress #2

Gorgeous little girl, gorgeous dress, gorgeous photo!

Preparations for the Christmas arrival of Grandbaby Girl #2 has me up to my neck in stacks and scraps of  fabric, patterns and trims.  Pink microcheck, white baby wale Swiss pique, Swiss flannel and the pretty floral that arrived from Chadwick Heirlooms are all in various stages of readiness.  So right now, there is nothing to show you from my sewing room.

But as always, Judy Day is cranking out beautiful projects at breakneck speed and  she is willing to share.

Remember the pretty white beach portrait dress that she made in a workshop with Lezette Thomason? That beauty now hangs in the closet granddaughter  Courtney.   Now, Judy has finished a second one in soft mint  green for granddaughter Kennedy, shown above.

Made of white Swiss batiste or easy care mint green Imperial,  this is a classic dress, especially suitable for older girls.

I still haven’t made one for my granddaughter Laurel who is the same age as Courtney and Kennedy.  But next summer for sure. I wish I could keep up with Judy’s production schedule.

Her complete description of details and techniques  can be found in the earlier post (see link above).  This is what she had to say about this version of that summer frock.

The dress was made using a modified version of Louise, a Children’s Corner pattern.  Mint green Imperial Batiste, with English lace, was used for Kennedy’s dress.  Imperial Batiste is a poly/cotton blend, making it easier for busy moms who do not like to iron.  However, the English lace may require a little touch-up.  The dress is fully lined, as Imperial batiste is almost as sheer as cotton batiste.

Thanks, Judy, for sharing this with us.

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