4.16.2009

she'll be a little girl someday

we found out last week that we'll be having a girl. our first little girl.

this is her first little mama-made dress:
she's a girl
flourClothing double breasted day dress
the fabric was sent to me almost a year ago, along with a beautiful memory of it;
"...opening the door to my parents bedroom and seeing the sun streaming in across the bed, my mom propped up on her pillows made from this fabric - as she read in the early morning."

i tucked this little piece of fabric away until i could use it for something special.

something as special as an old torn and ragged quilt made from a great grandmother's childhood dress. a memory passed down. a feeling that's now tangible enough to grab.

(thank you, claire.)

19 comments:

onehm said...

Congratulations! She'll be DARLING in this dress...

angela hardison said...

hooray for little girls! congratulations.

her wardrobe is gonna be AMAZING.

that dress is too adorable.

Kathryn said...

I hope she has fiery red hair.

Oh, if you just want to make 3 of everything cute you make for your little one, I'm sure I could find 2 other baby girls to take the extras off your hands.

What a wonderful family you will have.

afton said...

i love her already.

Candace said...

how exciting!! girls are great & this dress is amazing. can't wait to see her in it.

sarahjane said...

Congratulations! So exciting!

ash said...

Is that eatible? Because Im starving for it...it is so deliciously CUTE!

Jen said...

A GIRL!!!! Congrats:) She is going to be the best dressed little girl around:)

brady lady said...

seriously a girl?? that is too awesome! congrats, time to get used to the color pink =)

Camille said...

That's a really cute little dress. I'm sure your girl is gonna look sweet in it.

chelsea :: stock said...

too perfect. I can't wait to meet her.

Jill said...

Yay! You are going to love it. Girls are fun. and that i so cute. Glad you got some inspiration.

this is littlejill--i have two accounts

diana said...

the dress, the fabric, and the memory are perfect, kays. i'm so happy for you.

Cicily said...

A girl? How fun, now you can make her all sorts of awesome dresses. That is awesome, I love that dress.

Miss Fergie said...

congrats, you are gonna have soo much fun with her!

jaime said...

dang.

i love that dress.

i want one.


(a girl that is. i might look rough in a sleeveless dress.)

cheerleader said...

congratu-freakin-lations! A GIRL! I can't imagine what a girly version of Owen would look like but I'm excited to see it cuz she's gonna be the best dressed chica ever! I'm a little jealous--wish my mom sewed me cute sentimental dresses--and wish that I was a mom who could sew my girls some cute sentimental dresses. I did get my first ever sewing machine for Xmas but it has not come out of the box yet. You do inspire me to at least try a pillow case or something!

Ashley said...

Congratulations! I had my little girl last, after 2 boys, and she's her own special pocket of joy. Plus sewing for girls is soooo fun. Love this dress.

MaMaMaMandy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress...and that is phasing that it holds special significance to you! She is gonna be such a hipster.