Here is Ella in the dresses I made this year.
This is my favorite. It is from a Daisy Kingdom dress pattern by Simplicity. The pattern was created in the 60s. they have started printing them again and you really need to follow the instructions very carefully. All of this series of patterns requires yards of fabric. The fabric is a tutti fruiti seersucker that is made in Japan. it is really easy care and wonderful to sew on.
The skirt is a fairy fabric and the top is a companion fabric called morning frost. Searched the internet for the fairy fabric. the print is from a children's illustrator popular in the 1920s. As you can see i am also into making fabric flowers.
Ella is five and very tall and skinny. She is very pretty.
this is a dress made from Tutti fruitti fabric but I had a hard time finding a contrast. It is a fabric that vanishes from the store very quickly.
here is Ella at the fairground in Southend with her brother James. this is a popular seaside resort in England quite close to London. He is a lovely polite sweet little boy.
James is 9 this year.
the Blogger gremlin is giving me a hard time so I had better go and make the pizza before he discovers the outside world.
Great job with the photos Laura.