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A Dress for a Princess

I have become pretty addicted to sewing these days and it has become my hobby of choice whenever I can find some free time. I think this dress is my favorite that I've made so far. The pattern is called Claire by Sandi Henderson. I used two fabrics from Anna Maria Horner's "Good Folks" line. The other fabric I used is part of the Modo Mono Wonderland line.

We call this dress, "a dress suited for a princess". I can't wait to someday see our Ethiopian princess wearing this dress as well!

We still have no new adoption news. Indigo just looked up at me and asked, "Can we go to our new baby sister's?" She is obsessed with her "new baby sister". We all long for the day when we can see her face. Some families at our agency have been waiting 5 months for a referral, so it may be November (or later) before we see a picture of our new baby. It could be sooner, too. Ethiopian adoption, like most international adoptions, is unpredictable. But we continue to trust that the timing will be perfect. Don't get me wrong, though, we're hoping for sooner rather than later. We're all so excited!


  1. Precious!
    Do ya think Stacy would freak if I got you to make one for Adam?, too. ;)

  2. Just like everything else you make, the dress is awesome! And you little model is adorable too! :)

    I'm hoping you hear something sooner than later too but either way it will be coming eventaully and she will be more than worth the wait! I can't wait until we all get to see pictures of the baby sister too! :)

  3. Adorable! Love her little smile.

    I hope you hear something before November!

  4. Perfectly lovely princess in a perfectly lovely dress!! Just think...when your Ethiopian princess does come home, you can create gorgeous matching masterpieces for the both of 'em!! OH, I so hope that is sooner than later my friend!

  5. I love it! I love the fabrics you chose too. It is worth the effort especially since you know 2 princesses will get the chance to wear it. This reminds me of clothes from this blog You might get some fun ideas if you check out her blog.

  6. You are just too amazing!!! You need to sell these cute little dresses! :)

  7. I love the dress!! :-)

    I hope you hear something soon.


  8. Love the dress! The colors are spectacular! I can't believe you made that yourself-you're awesome! I wish i had half your patience-haha! :)

    Here's hoping you have some adoption news soon!!!

  9. Beautiful job Rachel!!! I love the fabric DOES suit a princess well;-).

    Praying you hear good news soon!


  10. What a picture of perfection!

  11. girl! you are a sewing maniac! how wonderful for indi to have items that you have made for her with love! can't wait for the day when there is a post with your baby's face on it!!! hope it is soon!


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