We are making progress on the baby-doll dress, one loving stitch at a time. I love puffed sleeves. Whenever I make them though, I start thinking about Anne (of Green Gables), begging Marilla for a gown with puffed sleeves. I believe at the turn of the century those enormous puffed sleeves were referred to as "mutton sleeves", because they looked like 'legs of mutton'. You know, the hind quarter of a lamb. (Ew!) Sorry, my sincere apologies. But it is true.
Anyway, these puff sleeves are tiny and sweet and not a smidgen of mutton anywhere in the vicinity. I'm edging them with lavender bias binding to match the piping on the bodice. I couldn't believe that I found a scrap left-over from another project that was just exactly the right length and color for this. I so *LOVE* when that happens.
OK. Before I duck back into my sewing corner and pick up my needle and thread, I need to announce the winner of the Blanket Statement give-away: The winner is Rebecca, who authors not one, but two blogs. (I'm amazed how some people can do this when I can barely keep up with one.) Her food blog, Kitchen Riches is amazing and has me drooling. I'm definitely going to have to try her recipe for Cappuccino Chocolate Chip Bread. (Congratulations Rebecca! Please email your address and I'll get a signed copy of my book in the mail to you pronto.)
Thank you everyone else for stopping by, and for your very lovely comments. I so enjoyed reading them and visiting your blogs too!
And now, we return to the puff sleeves...