6.25.2010

The most SPECIAL dress in the world.

The best birthday gift I ever bought myself :)

This is my new patchwork "Im a good mommy" top from Shauna at Poor Pitiful Pearl. It was a custom order, you can order one here... Not just like mine of course, its a one of a kind with all of my own fabrics!

Every single piece of this dress is a piece of my soul. I sent her my most special scraps I have...


First, funny story about the towel part on the bodice... we were at a garage sale and I saw this rag sitting on the fence... my eyes popped out from the beauty of it. I asked the guy how much, and he laughed and said, that's not for sale! Thats an old rag, you dont want that, its filthy! And I said, oh yes I do, I can wash it! He just chuckled and gave it to me, he thought it was so funny. So, I brought it home and it cleaned up nicely, and now it is a part of my oh so special dress :)

The balls were from an old curtain I found at goodwill, not personally special, but now they are! I just love them so much.

On the right, the green bandana was my momma's and the green and brown floral print was from a handmade napkin my nanna made for my wedding.

Each patch came from either my mom's old materials, my dad's old work shirt, my baby clothes, my shirts from high school, my best friends shirt, my baby curtains, etc...

Look how she even used different materials for the tie holders! I love every detail, Shauna is amazing!

One of my favorite parts is how she used the pocket from my dad's old work shirt and it has paint on it! I love it! Ever since I can remember, my dad seems to have paint on everything he owns... the signs of a hard worker :)



Special in every way.

You will get pics soon of it on!!!

Shauna, I cannot thank you enough. This is seriously perfect. It is so me its unreal. My mom would flip out over it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

PEACE,
Laura

11 comments:

  1. Wow!!! That is sooooo amazingly beautiful!!! What a precious treasure! I can't wait to see it on you! The perfect birthday gift to yourself!!! xo

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  2. If I read correctly today is your birthday, and so is mine! Happy Birthday, it's a good day to be born!


    xoxo
    Amelia

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  3. This is AMAZING! So happy for you. :)

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  4. Wow! That is amazing! I am so in love.. That dress must have a special feeling around it with sooo many memories!

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  5. Oh wow... im glad you broke it down that way... i got to meet your scraps again for the second time. My favorite thing was the work shirt of your Dads... using the pocket with the paint.. it felt like I was there that day he painted or something. I am so glad you loved that part too... geeeez... I am seriously so honored to make this... ive never made anybody anything this special before... your Moms bandana had to be a headliner... i knew right away it was going to be part of the bodice.
    Hooray... so glad you have this.. thanks so much for this beautiful blog thank you... and thanks for trusting me with such special scrap.

    love u. xo

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  6. Gorgeous dress, reminds me og a song by Dolly Parton called 'Coat of Many Colors' :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1zJzr-kWsI

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  7. This dress is gorgeous! I love all the patterns, and that pocket of your dad's workshirt... I love it! Such beautiful colors.

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  8. Jamie- so glad you love it too!!! thank you.

    A/C- HAPPY BIRTHDAY :) little cancer june babies we are :)

    Erin, thanks, love you!

    Rachel- does have a special feeling!

    Treehugger- thanks so much!

    Shauna- need i say anything? you know i love it!

    Garcia- I LOVE THAT SONG, it reminds me sooooo much of my mom, how appropriate!

    Betsy- thanks dear!

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  9. It is so beautiful and the sentiment attached is just wonderful. Wear it in good health.

    Smiles,
    Diane

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  10. oh wow, just the design, the patchwork itself is amazingly done!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments!