Friday, March 07, 2008

How Sweet thou little Crocus.....

March. What a muddy dull brown month here in Colorado. The weather seems not to make up its mind....to snow or to let the sun shine! My Mother tells me of the first springtime crocus popping its wee head up out of the muddy earth at home. We have at least another month here of snowy, muddy days before the warmth of the sun will begin to coax all my flower faeries from their winter sleep. In the means, I will make do with my own crocus of sorts~ this little pongee silk dress is the perfect brilliant shade of goldenrod to be my first spring bloom!
This little dress & matching trousers Pippin is wearing (4 days before she fell & broke her leg), is c1815-20. The trousers are on a linen waist with shoulder straps~ the silk starts just above where they peek out from under the dress. The piping is a brilliant purple silk, and accents the seams perfectly. There are 2 little growth tucks sewn in the legs of the trousers for lengthening. This was a dress worn often, if not a favorite. I must wonder, and often, have sat for quite some time, pondering the source and instance behind each and every one of the stains on its front! What was this little person doing??? Being stains of organic origin, WHAT pre tell was the lil pip eating???? Speaking of Pip~ thankyou all for your kind emails & notes~ she is feeling much better and is over her flu. She is back to her old self~ sitting on the floor and scooting around forwards as fast as she can go! Her Pappa now affectionately calls her 'Scoot'. We will be going back to hospital on the 18th of this month for a new lighter weight fiberglass cast to be put on in change of this heavy plaster thing!

5 comments:

Barbara said...

The dress is adorable and so is my little Hannah! How did you get her to hold so still for the pictures?? I love the way they made childrens clothes "way back when". They had shape and complimented a childs form. No silly pictures and weird sayings plastered all over them, either.
LY, Mom

Christine LeFever said...

Lovely! Would that I had the patience to attend to such sewing details in my world, but I do not. It's good that you have monitored and stored properly these works of art.

Pippin (Scoot) is adorable as ever.

Spring will arrive and you will be so grateful. Hang in there, Girl!

Christine

Dixie Redmond said...

How adorable - the sweet baby and the dress. :-) Thanks for showing this particular outfit. Pip looks like she stepped out of a folk art painting.

Lana said...

Awww ~ that's the most beautiful crocus I have ever seen!

Suzanne said...

Awwww, Pip is adorable, and so is her dress with matching trousers! Glad she is feeling better.