Monday, October 12, 2009

100 Dresses

To welcome and celebrate a new life, there is a tradition in China to make a Bai Jia Bei, or "100 Good Wishes Quilt".

I really wanted to have a quilt made for Maggie, but I have never made a quilt and I do not know anyone that quilts. So, I never got started with it.

But, I have been sewing a lot of dresses. So, instead of a 100 Good Wishes Quilt, she may have "100 Dresses sewed with LOVE" by me !

Even my sweet hubby has gotten involved and made a pattern for this cute dress !
( as he watched a football game of course ). We call it "THE CHUCK" dress... ok not the cutest name for a dress, but he was so proud of his design. I used a 12 month onsie and the most adorable fabric.

I tried some of the dresses on my friends little girl who is just about the same size as Maggie should be in December. They fit her so good ( a little big) and were so cute on her !

I am just a beginner sewer, but I really enjoy sewing. I am learning as I go and have made a lot of mistakes ! I am trying new and more complicated patterns and am loving it ! It also helps "pass the time" as we wait for our travel approval.


Mandi said...

Miss Maggie is going to be one stylin little girl. I cannot wait to see some of the dresses you made on her. And btw, "The Chuck" dress is way too cute. I love that her daddy designed it for her.


sweet momma luv u said...

Such beautiful dresses! What fun to be sewing for her. I am sure she will be just adorable in the new frocks from mommy!

:) Jody

Carrie said...

they all look wonderful!

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
Guangdong Province)