Ah Chris is it just me growing older or is Ophelie growing into a young woman now? Gosh, seems like when I started posting when I could both her and Aqualine were 'little children'. It is a beautiful dress even I'd like to be able to wear-not this fat body in a million years unless it hid my belly though. I love it. Your purse is beautiful also. There is a lot of room in there girl--you could hide a lot of sewing projects in there with your get- aways...I've been carrying small purses but now my hands have trouble getting things out of cramped places. Will have to go back to some of my larger styles. Great job as always.
Thanks Sandy, the bag is a great pattern and you are right it holds lots of goodies!
Ophelie (Amy's daughter) is 10 (can you believe it) and will be 11 in April next year and is nearly as tall as me (5ft 2") She's actually about to my eyebrow level. Aqualina (Dana's younger daughter) is a fraction smaller than Ophelie and she'll be 11 in February. Our son Ben's oldest son Cooper is 11 in November and is a shortie, very petite more like his mother than our Ben.
Love them both! That shade of blue is gorgeous!
Love the bag, You've made so many lovely ones, you are inspiring me to buy the pattern, and try for myself! LOL
Have a go Mary the bag is easy, just fiddly. You can also use just one piece of fabric and just put the stitches on it. Love Chris
Both the dress and bag are very lovely. Wish I had some time to do some sewing. Thank you for sharing. Happy Stitching :-)
Thanks Brenda, I am fortunate in that I'm fully retired, just looking after Mum one end and the grands the other end! If you are working, then you can only do sewing when you have some free time. Love Chris
Ya I just started back to work and time is limited. Have to wait 5 years to retire. Take care & Happy Stitching hugs Brenda Lea
You are such a talented lady, love the blue dress and the bag. I have never tried sewing an outfit, am just happy now a days if I can get some sewing and embroidery done. Hugs, Mary
Thanks Mary, and that's about the sum of it. I'm happy to do a bit of sewing every day too. I'm in the middle of making FSL Santa hats for my Christmas Tree this year. I love FSL too! Love Chris
I love them especially the purse that is awesome. Thanks for sharing Virginia
Thanks Virginia, and welcome to Cute. Thanks also for the comments about the bag. Love Chris
Gorgeous, Chris....My older great nieces are the same...they are "too old" for Aunt Kimmy dresses...so I guess it will just be the little ones this hear if I can find the fabric with all of this Covid mess going on...
I hear you Kim. Actually last night we had Dana and the kids here for dinner and Aqualina kept telling her Mum to look at the dress that Nanna has made for Ophelie. Yet, Ophelie told me that Aqualina didn't want any dresses from Nanna anymore as they were too "young" looking! Go figure, I think she is a bit upset that she said that now!!!!! Love Chris
Your Ophelie will love the dress it is such a beautiful color (blue is my favorite color). The bag is also very lovely and a very nice size.
Thanks so much Pam. Ophelie says she is going to wear it to the end of year 4 dance (of course with Covid approval distancing) Love Chris
Love both of these, Chris........you are such a master seamstress!
Oh! thanks Vicki, high praise from you my friend. Love Chris
Awesome work I love them hugsxxx
Thanks so much Carolyn, love Chris
Great job !
Thanks for commenting and if I haven’t welcomed you before, then welcome to Cute Embroidery. Love Chris,Newcastle, Australia 🇦🇺
What delightful projects you've done& so enjoy these rich blue tones used too. Thanks for sharing them. :>) Wondered is Sweetpea the embroidery site or another place?
Hi Robin, Sweetpea Embroidery is an Australian company that does mainly ITH designs. Love Chris
These are both a work of art Chris. Hugs
Thanks Shirley, I appreciate your comment. Love Chris
Stunning!!! Love it!!Great work
Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris
Oh, adorable dress and the blue is beautiful!! She will love having pockets!!! The bag is stunning too!! Well done! Hugs, Laura
Thanks Laura, and that colour suits everybody! Ophelie's hair is a blonde/light brown now and it's so long! Love Chris
The colors are fantastic and she'll love wearing it. I'm glad you made something for yourself too. I think sometimes we get so caught up in making things for others that we forget to treat ourselves as we too deserve wonderful things!
Thanks Penny, yes, I hear you. Love Chris
Love them both :):)hugsxxx
Thanks Carolyn, right back at you. Love Chris
You put me to shame Chris. I love the dress, so pretty. Great work.
Oh! Sarah, you do wonderful work. Thanks for commenting, Love Chris
The dress is darling! Great job on the leaf too. My granddaughters are getting too old for "made by Grandma". The bag is stunning. Hugs, Suzanna
I hear you Suzanna, my elder girls are the same! Love Chris
Beautiful dress. Love the colors in both the dress and the bag. Great job! Hugs. Nan
Thanks so much Nan, they are very vibrant. Love Chris
A pretty, summer dress, she will love it. The color is such a pretty blue, too. Love , love, love the bag!!!
Thanks Toogie, Ophelie loved it and of course I'll make one for Delphi. Jasana and Aqualina don't want a Christmas dress this year. Getting too old!
I love the bag too! Those colours are so rich!
Sorry, I forgot the dress pattern. Love Chris
Beautiful dress, careful or Ophelie will take your bag to match her dress.
Ha ha ha! I thought that when I was making it and when I showed Mum, she said
"Ooh! that's just my colours!"
Lol, everybody wants it!
I am not familiar with this line of patterns. Is this an Australian pattern company?
Yes Toogie, this is an Australian company. Love Chris