Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW

Good morning all!!
My table looks a bit too tidy for me - Max's little grey chenille/button heart cushion, my rainbow stickers and my "Montgomery in stitches" postcards.
I have been looking through my books for a bit of inspiration
Such cold frosty weather over the last few days - I have enjoyed being cosily tucked into my sewing room making little frocks. You will see from Annie's blog competition/give-away that we managed to cut out 88 frocks just over a week ago.
Here are the 25 frocks that I have made since then. My time was a bit limited as I had to spend 3 days waiting in at daughter M's for her plumber/Waterboard to sort out her low pressure on her system. Anyway - all done now so I can fit in a bit more dress making.

 I think the check frocks would make a good school uniform - do you recognise the pockets from last week?




I posted a parcel yesterday, to Louise of Sew Scrumptious containing the 40 dresses I made before Christmas. I think I have lost count how many I have made altogether now but I guess it's over 200.
I hope Louise has plenty of storage space! She is doing really well in finding folks who are happy to take them out to Africa so I am sure that soon, lots of little girls will enjoy wearing these pretty little frocks.

Thanks to all for popping over here and commenting so kindly.
OK - follow me to Julia's Stamping Ground and see what all the other WOYWWers have beeen up to this week.
x Jo

43 comments:

Annie said...

Wow Jo, don't those little dresses look really fab all hung up like that. Thanks so much for clearing some of our fabric with such fab results....my work has just got in the way lately for me to be dress making but my day will come :-)
Hugs,
A x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wow!! You no doubt could sew these in your sleep. I really love the ones that you made the pockets for. The pockets add a little bright and cheery punch. The flowered fabric is so feminine and danity. And your right on the school uniform idea.
It's way past my bedtime so enjoy WOYWW and bless you for the great work your doing on the Little Frocks.

Helen said...

25 and you didn't have much time?????? You and Anne are wonderful - wouldn't it be fab one day to see pictures of little girls in Africa in all your dresses.... Have a great week.

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Just fantastic, The appliqu├ęd pockets are just gorgeous :) I am sure every single one is much appreciated and loved. I just got a book called Stitched Postcards off the interweb, it is on my list of things to try this year (especially as doing Darcy's postcard challenge :) Have a lovely week x

sandra de said...

You are amazing creating such wonderful little dresses.

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Neil # 34

Anesha said...

Lovely dresses. Love the heart on your table. :)

inkypinkycraft said...

You are so kind , such beautiful dresses, well done you!happy woyww hugs trace x no9

Kate said...

Lovely dress and the ones with your 'special' pockets are very striking. I agree, I can see some little girls going off to school in them.

** Kate **

May said...

Lovely little dresses gosh you are so creative, fantastic job, Hugs May x x x x x

Polly Polkadot said...

The pockets are such a thoughtful touch when you are producing so many.

jude said...

Jo those dresses are absolutely beautiful.Yes think the checked ones would make fab uniform.Im sure that they will appreciate all these dresses youve taken time to make .Your so talented hunni!
Happy woyww
judex 14

Jumbleberries said...

Fab dresses - well down!

Love the look of the little grey heart too.

Thanks for sharing - have a great week.

Jumbleberries xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Jo, your desk does look neat and tidy considering you've been so busy making these beautiful little dresses - love the checked fabric. My guess was nowhere near 88 - that's a mahoosive number :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #99

famfa said...

gorgeous dresses. well done for making so many and cutting all those up too.

Karen said...

WOW those pretty frocks are just amazing :)

Have a fab WOYWW and have a great week, Luv Karen #86

JoZart said...

How lovely those dresses are and it is amazing how many you and Annie have made. Wouldn't it be wonderful one day to see some of the children wearing them?
BTW... My "house" collage, from your own talented fair fingers, has been greatly admired by visitors!!
JoZarty x

Deb said...

so many pretty little dresses, the pockets look fabulous!
happy WOYWW, Deb #132

MaggieC said...

Those little dresses are so pretty, and all with different pockets too. I am sure there will be hundreds of girls out there who will feel so special. xx Maggie #70

Doone said...

i have an image in my mind of the square with all the shop keepers coming out holding their bellies laughing (montgomery in stitches)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I didn't get a chance to visit your desk last week so I had to back up and visit the pockets that go with the dresses. They are so cute and I agree that a checked dress would be very nice.

butlersabroad said...

What an amazing amount of dresses, I love seeing them all lined up like that! Fantastic job!

Hugs
Brenda 104

Judie aka Craftymess said...

gosh you have been busy

Thanks for the snoop
Hugs
Judie xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Fantastic effort with those dresses - really well done.
I love the little grey heart with buttons, very chic :)
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

Beckyt said...

lovely dresses and over 200 WOW, thanks for sharing. :)
Becky#45

Katie said...

Those are adorable! I'm sure the recipients will love them!

katie (112)

505whimsygirl said...

Oh these dresses are so adorable. You are one very talented seamstress!

Happy WOYWW
Kay
#117

Angie said...

I think you may have a secret addiction ....making these cute dresses lol. I agree that the check ones would be fantastic uniforms ...and each pocket is a piece of art.xx

ScrappnBee said...

I agree that it can be a pain to wait on the service man! Love those dresses as usual! They could definately make a great little school out on the savannah proud! LOL! I hope that Louise realize what a gem she has in you! Happy WOYWW- Amanda 40

Neet said...

Those checks look wonderful and yes, they would make a great school uniform. Love the pockets too. You have done such a lot of great work - God Bless.
Neet 11 xx

okienurse said...

Awesome dresses jo! You and annie deserve recognition of some sort for all that you have done! Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

Angelfish said...

I loved the pockets last week and I love them even more now that are on the dresses. Can you imagine those little girls' faces when they receive your beautiful handiwork.
Fiona xx #118

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow these are fab. Thanks for sharing. Zo x

April said...

Wow all of the dresses are lovely, I really like those checked ones! x

Di said...

Sorry I'm late this WOYWW Jo - I peeked yesterday but didn't comment, instead I had a fight with the glue gun and it won :(

I can't get over how wonderful those pockets are - and you've made so many dresses! Brilliant stuff!! Di xx

Tina Gilmore said...

Gorgeous dresses Jo, well done. And that button heart - i really meant to say thank you to you all for mine, it goes beautifully with the two cushions i bought from Max, i absolutely love it - thanks a lot. xx

Anne said...

The dresses are so lovely and I love the pockets with the little cottages on. Annex

fairy thoughts said...

your dress are fantastic.... such a good cause I'm sure all the little girls will love them. Is there something similar for the boys?

Julia Dunnit said...

Late as seems the norm these days, it never mind! A magnificent job on the dresses Jo, and you're right about the checked ones, hope they stay together !

Mrs A. said...

These are all so pretty. As soon as my hand is back to rights I wil be making some more little dresses too. Hugs Mrs A.

Lou said...

WOW those dresses are gorgeous What a wonderful idea to send them to Africa, I would be proud if i had a little girl to wear one of your lovely dresses, (i have a big teenage girl who wears nothing but baggy jeans!) you are very talented and i am off to look through some more of your blog, the rainbow piccy at the top is beautiful - hope you have a great week Lou #94

Katie said...

Those dresses are adorable!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16

Dawn said...

What lovely little frocks ;0) Dxx