Monday, June 08, 2009

Gingham Dress

A week and a half ago (before getting sick), I whipped up a little pink gingham dress for Spenser. I really wanted to make it in red gingham, but sadly, there was none in my stash. I had a momentary freak-out, but decided a pink gingham dress was better than no gingham dress. (I have some now, so don't you worry.)

The dress is actually the Simplicity 4206 shirt, lengthened to a dress, like I usually make. Then I added a little ruffle along the bottom edge. It kind of looks like a nightgown. I made her a size four (she is 4 1/2), but it seems big on her, even the elastic around the neck. I figure she'll have it for this summer and next summer.

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Thank you for your concern last week while I was sick. I am happy to say that I think (and hope and pray) that my final fever broke early this morning. I went to bed with a temperature of 101.9 and rising. I awoke in a bed of sweat. I think it's gone. It's been a long week. My doctor ran some tests, including Lyme disease and fifth disease. I do not have any results yet. (She said if I am still sick this week, she will treat me with the three weeks of antibiotics for Lymes before it goes into "the next stage," just to be safe.)

12 comments:

Brenda said...

I'm glad you're better. I love that little dress. You can't beat gingham. I bought a red piece Friday at Joann's renmant stash.

nikko said...

Cute dress! I really hope you get to feeling better soon. :o)

Jessica said...

I'm glad you are starting to feel better. I'll keep you in my thoughts and hopefully it was just a stubborn virus and nothing more.

MoonDog said...

I wanted to ask you... you have a sawyer dont you? do you call him Saw- yer or Soy-er. and what do you call him for short? anything? considering calling our new little boy Sawyer. but wanted to ask someone who has one what their thoughts are on the name. ps I have been a follower of your blog for about a year and I love seeing all the things yu create.

Kris said...

Hope you stay cool and continue to improve, and that they figure out what is wrong. Cute dress. I think any gingham is good gingham! My Mum made me a dark green gingham dress when I was 10. I looooooved that dress! So cool and comfy. (Gingham is the best!)

amandajean said...

but the dress looks ADORABLE in pink gingham. i would wear one of those in my size if i could get away with it. (and i am now reading through google reader. :) !!!)

Karyn said...

Cute cute cute dress!

I'm glad you're on the road to recovery, hopefully you're 100% soon!

randi said...

I am glad you are feeling better! Has your doctor mentioned Mono? My hubs had that in January and it sounds like similar symptoms.

Have a great day!

amy smart said...

I had a dress out of that same pink gingham when I was little, and then my girls wore it too. Timeless.

Glad you are feeling a little better. Yikes! Hope the test news is good news. Take care and warm wishes.

craftyclaire said...

I hope you get better and it's nothing serious.

You take it easy, please!

hooli said...

Take care of yourself.

That dress is really sweet.

babybug said...

i hope you're better.
the facebook updates you leave are good to keep track of you :)