Friday, October 8, 2010

The apron dress.

It was freezing cold when I took Pepper to play at her friend's house yesterday, but driving down the driveway something crazy overtook me and I pulled her out of the car, yanked off her cardi and jeans and started snapping photos.

The light was all wrong and she was too cold to stay still but I had no control, I kept telling her to turn this way and that and I kept on taking photos.

I can just imagine my kids talking about me one day in the future; Remember how Mum used to make us pose outside in the icy cold wind in all these crazy dresses she used to make out of old curtains and table clothes and doilies! Can you believe she did that to us!


The apron dress was made from vintage fabrics and a doily from the Claire pattern. I really love this dress and have started making up another one in vintage sheet fabrics to see what it looks like.

Thanks so much for all your kind words about Pixie, they mean a lot.

I hope you have a happy weekend.
Its all about the seven year old birthday Jazzy here.
We are so ready for a bit of a celebration.
Oh what fun!
See ya! XX

50 comments:

  1. I know why you took them, those photos look great!

    I guess your kids (& those of many bloggers) will have a lot of sympathy for professional models when they grow up !!!

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  2. Worth a bit of cold, I'd say! The dress is gorgeous, Miss Pepper is edible, and your photos rock.

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  3. Stunning photographs and that is one marvellous dress. Beautiful!!!
    Give Pepper a big warm hug from me.

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  4. Kate!! These photos are so fabulous!
    The dress is just perfect on Miss Pepper. Again, I so love the fabrics you have used here, and to sew the apron into the front - perfection!xx

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  5. Oh Kate, its BEYOND words stunning. You are a master, it's just beautiful.
    Have a wonderful time celebrating that gorgeous girl.
    Sending you much love and thoughts
    Jess xo

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  6. absolutely beautiful! definitely worth it.
    just reminded me of AIdan yesterday when I made him pose with a flower in his hand & after about 5 minutes and a sad look on his face he said "mummy, me not want to do this anymore" he just wanted to play.
    but it was good while it lasted.
    happy day to you lovely & happy birthday preparations & celebrations to Miss Jazzy.
    hugs ♥

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  7. Man Pepper is so friggin cute I could eat her up!
    happy birthday Jazzy!!!

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  8. The photos are beautiful Kate. Pepper is such a gorgeous girl and growing! Ekkk!!
    And you know what? The best childhoods are filled with the stories "remember when..." so good on you mum for making those stories happen!
    Have a wonderful day planning for Jazzy's bday xox

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  9. Oh so sweet and brings back memories of my own daughter. She's 22 now but I'd watch her jump,play and skip as a little girl...I always knew when she was really happy because she would skip with huge almost ridiculous long strides. Your daughter is an absolute sweetheart!

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  10. A beautiful dress and child and photo. And a great long lane too by the looks of it. I am a fan of the lane - we live on the end of one!

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  11. Oh my goodness Pepper looks utterly adorable in that gorgeous dress! I kept thinking of a fairytale for some reason when I saw her in it, how sweet! I do hope that Jazzy has a wonderful sweet birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAZZY. I thought I would let you know that Isabelle's arm has a lot more movement today after squeezing a stress ball and having a good long soak in a very warm shower. It will take a few weeks to get back to proper strength but at least now she can actually move it a lot more thank goodness!

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  12. never mind all this sewing lark, what about the photography you're so good at it!!! happy birthday jazzy x p.s. make sure you all come on over to tassie in ya caravan :)

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  13. Love the pictures...for some reason reminded me of The Sound of Music...I think it was the dress and the long lane of trees...

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  14. You have the 'mix' perfect! That dress is stunning. I cant wait to see the next one. No. Really I cant wait.

    x

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  15. Pure gorgeousness. The photographer in you yelled NOW!

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  16. Perfect spot for photos, looks like a magazine shoot. What a lovely spot to drive through every day, but it puts you in a good mood :-) Amazing dress!!!

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  17. A perfect little Heidi. Forget the Shirley Temple curls. This is the Heidi from my imagination. And a lovely dress too. Cherrie

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  18. gorgeous girl and gorgeous dress! these photos made me think of the sound of music, too. so wonderful!

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  19. Oh god....that's hilarious!!!
    Ya had photo fever...I too have been known to bribe the little one's for a good shot,all the while knowing in my heart of hearts that the light is wrong(can be photoshopped ater,right?)the weather too cold or hot.
    She looks so sweet...love the little apron and made out of curtains! Very Sound of Music(in a good way!)

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  20. No sorry you did a half pie job. She should have been in one of the trees waving like the kids in The Sound of Music. So funny but such pretty photos. I love your drive! Yes I'm sure they will laugh at you one day, but that's better than saying how boring their lives were. Lovely dress style and so cute.

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  21. the first & airborne pics are adorable. She looks like a little folk doll.
    The dress is so sweet :)
    Wishing you all a great weekend!

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  22. oh...i love the photos though. i would do the same thing. smile.

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  23. Gorgeous photos, gorgeous dress and gorgeous little girl!

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  24. Oh Kate is gorgeous and when I saw that first pic with the plaited hair My mind went immediately to little house on the prairie. So cute. Gorgeous photos and lol at the imagined reminiscing!

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  25. Kate this is my favourite post of the week! A happy little girl in a beautiful dress made with love by her precious Mum. Once she's grown out of it, it should be carefully wrapped up & stored. She'll love to have this in years to come.
    Millie ^_^

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  26. I don't think Pepper minds being out in the rain one bit by the looks of all of your gorgeous pictures Kate... Gorgeous dress, love the fabric, love the doily, love it all!!!

    Jodie :)

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  27. I dont blame you kate that dress is just perfect for such a gorgeous location :) Fantastic work :)

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  28. Good on you, Kate, for capturing those priceless moments. Just divine. J x

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  29. Oh LOL - send her up. How funny is it that we were posting similar posts at the same time:) about different weather conditions - Oh what a mother does to her children.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress- It has been on my list to purchase for a while and I just love her version. I did say that I loved it didn't I?

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  30. But who is that beautiful little girl to say the least! From big will the model, actress. Sorry, but in front of a beautiful little face so your work becomes secondary. To you good! For the two masterpieces! The girl and the dress.

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  31. A gorgeous photo shoot and a happy birthday to Jazzy. Hope you all have a good time.
    Jak x

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  32. Love Love LOVE!!! The pics, the dress, the setting, the sweet little girl! It is all just so lovely. I have been wanting to make osme apron skirts for my girl for aaages now and you have just gone and given me a big kick in the butt, thanks!

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  33. pepper doesn't seem too concerned about the whole matter...
    hope jazzy has a wonderful party!

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  34. that dress has got to be the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen and little Pepper is just so sweet! Look at those chubby little toddler arms - Perfection.

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  35. That dress! It's absolutely gorgeous, as are your photos and beautiful little lady!

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  36. I love the one of her 'floating' in the air! The dress is AMAZING!

    I think if thats the worst your kiddies say about you when they grow up...they are doing ok and you did a good job, and I bet they tell the story with big smiles on their faces!

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  37. Kate - the dress is so darling and the photos are awesome! And even if she does reminisce about those cold picture taking days when she gets older, you have really really cute photos forever!

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  38. Sound of music. The shot from the back with your daughter in mid air is fabulous. Just stunning.

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  39. Love the first photo and the rest - magazine quality - now who would snap it up

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  40. the photos are absolute winners. everything is perfect ... your daughter, the location, the dress.
    my blog

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  41. Such a gorgeous dress Kate. You've done a fab job and Pepper is the perfect model for it. She is a real cutie.
    I've been planning on making little clothing incorporating doilies for such a long time, but never managed to get there. This is great motivation for me.
    So very sorry to hear about your Pixie baby. It's such a hard, hard thing to cope with when you lose a pet that has been one of the family for so long. Big warm hugs to you. x

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  42. That top photo is my all-time favourite Pepper picture. She looks adorable. I think she needs a Red Cape and a basket! Way way too cute :)

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  43. The photos are amazing I can see why you had to stop the car. The dress is wonderful so clever and little Pepper looks fairytale beautiful x

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  44. So beautiful - these pix have an old-world quality to them

    Re: what will they think when they're older? That you were a crazy-fun creative mum who loved them to bits.

    xoxo

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  45. Awwww, man she is so cute! When my Hazel gets bigger I want to get one of those amazing dresses for her, you are more than a bit clever Kate!

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  46. Oh that dress is so adorable! I want one for me!

    I have just started sewing and can not wait to be able to make great creations like yours!

    :)
    Kim
    www.pathtolivingsimply.blogspot.com

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  47. That dress is simply gorgeous! I think your girls will look back when they are older and say - aren't we lucky Mum made such pretty clothes for us!

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  48. Oh Gracious me they're the most gorgeous Pics Kate ... OMG they're breathtaking. You're such a sweetheart ♥

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  49. oh kate, this ephors and that little girl. i want to gobble her up. if she were mine those gorgeous pics would be on very spare bit of wall around the place

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