Monday, May 17, 2010

Something Old, Something New...Something Blue!

Well...no one is getting married, but this post IS about a white dress. Most of you know my love for pillow case dresses. Friday, we had family pictures taken and I wanted Sophie to wear a white dress. She didn't have one, so I decided to make one for her. Now ya'll know, I have made a ton of pillowcase dresses, but I've never made one from an actual pillow case before. That is up until now! A few weeks ago, my sweet Grandma gave me two BEAUTIFUL, handmade, pillowcases which she received as a wedding gift years ago.

Oh, they are so pretty and still in PERFECT condition. Each case has two lovely hearts on the bottom and the hearts are trimmed in delicate blue lace. I knew the minute I laid eyes on them that they would make the perfect dress for my girl.


The dress literally took all of about 10 minutes to put together. It was so...easy, but came out beautifully. Sophie wore it for our family pictures taken on Friday. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to snap a picture of her in it then, but I did take this one of her at church yesterday morning. We had to be there early because Shane had a meeting before church.

I took these pictures as we waited in one of the classrooms. Not the best pic I know, but I hope the professional ones we had done will do the dress much more justice. Can't wait to share those with you!

Happy Monday Everyone!

20 comments:

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Oh, I could just eat that little Sophie-girl up!! She is precious with her little pearls on!! That dress is so sweet and what a great use for such a special
pillowcase!! Simply adorable!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

GORGEOUS...just like her! And it is so sweet that it came from your grandmother.

Jessica K. said...

Gorgeous! How do you make them? You should post a tutorial for all those who have NO CLUE!! :)

Melanie said...

Love, love, LOVE the dress, SO cute! And even cuter on sweet Sophie-girl! Sorry that I missed seeing you guys yesterday in person! Can't wait to see the pictures!!!

Terri said...

How very sweet, and so very special!!! What a great use for your heirloom pillowcase!! She is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the photos!!! Blessings!

The Sweet Life said...

I love it...she is too cute.

Twice as Nice said...

I visit your blog a lot but I don't believe I have ever commented before. I just wanted to tell you that you have a beautiful family. Your little girl is darling and she has the most beautiful eyes and blond hair! Sweetness.

Four little blessings.

C'est Moi! said...

What a wonderful use of your grandmother's pillowcases! Sophie is such the little Miss! Love her necklace, too! Thanks for sharing these pics. Your posts are a blessing and encouragement. :)

Donna

r- m val said...

The dress is beautiful! Don't let your little babe eat strawberries in that dress! :) I can't wait to see the pictures!

Val said...

Very cute! I love to see old things being reused in creative ways.

Meg said...

Oh sweet sugar! She looks like a little angel, how beautiful!! I LOVE to make pillowcase dresses!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It turned out beautifully!!!

Faith said...

It's beautiful!! What a treasure and definitely something to pass down...just think that Sophie's daughter could one day wear it!

Can't wait to see your family pics!

Courtney said...

The dress is beautiful, I am so impressed. I can't wait to see your new family pictures.

Annie said...

You make beautiful dresses. Sophie looks adorable with her white dresses. Can wait to see the pictures.

Have a good week.

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

The dress turned out so pretty! Will you do a post on how to make the dress from a actual pillow case. I've seen your other one but I'm curious if you cut the other side and then have to sow?

Jessica said...

The dress is so sweet, but the little girl in it is so much sweeter!

Nonna's loves......... said...

Love your blog and your beautiful family.
I spent the weekend making some embellishments for my grand daughter's 4 pillowcase dresses which turned out so cute.
Could you share the name of your photographer who's doing your family pictures.
We're in Charlotte and want to have some special pictures of my grand children.
Thank you.
lindapmiller60@gmail.com

Elvi107sS_Scholten0 said...

All good things come to an end..............................................