First, the toile dress is my recent version of the 17080s Girl’s Portrait Dress pattern. Olivia is a good sport and enjoys all the new dresses her mum makes for her. She enjoys wearing her hats and is pleased to have another one to add to her collection.
Second is the latest historically inspired dress for Olivia using the same pattern. Olivia was pleased to have a fancy silk dress made for Christmas and she helped in the picking out of the fabrics. I chose to make this a polonaise style dress and included some historically inspired trim for the dress. I made several changes to the pattern, but I am pleased with how it turned out and Olivia feels like a princess in it. Big sis, Merissa (http://merissa.korsholm.me/) took the pictures.
Three fancy dresses from this pattern will keep Olivia clothed for a little while, that is until that next growth spurt.
It has been a joy to watch Miss Olivia grow up through years of Show and Tell. We’ve seen her in Regency dresses, nightgowns, even bathing dresses created by her talented Mama. But these pictures absolutely take the cake! I just about fell out of my chair when I opened them up. My own girls jumped up and down with excitement when they saw them, and I’ve now got requests for red polonaise dresses. Absolutely stunning. And to see the gowns out in the snow! Beautiful! Thank you, Carol!