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Today I’m sharing my part of a collaborative effort on behalf of the wonderful Rachel of Stitched Together.

little dress -- probably actually

Rachel’s blog is one my favorites. It’s full of beautiful and inspirational sewing, glowing photography, and some of the sweetest models in blogtown. Rachel is expecting her fifth child any time now, and Victoria of As it Seams has organized a group of Rachel’s admirers to create a mobile for the new baby. The idea came from the mobiles Victoria and others have put together for the babies-to-be in their circle of friends. And while our group is composed of virtual friendships, each of us wanted to contribute to this exciting event in Rachel’s life – a new baby girl!

little dress -- probably actually-2

With three daughters and a fourth on the way, Rachel is the queen of dress making, and her girls wear them so beautifully. This baby has it made when it comes to stylish hand-me-downs, and I thought it would be fun to add a little dress to the mobile. This one is made from Essex linen, with batting in the skirt, a felt collar, and a few scraps and running stitches. I left the armholes open to slide a little wire hanger inside, which can be used to hang the dress on the mobile.

Congratulations Rachel, and enjoy these final anticipatory days as you wait to meet your new little girl. She is so lucky to join your beautiful family. I hope you both enjoy our collaboration!

You can check out the rest of mobile pieces via the links below!

victoria | as it seams // kristin | skirt as top

sanae | sanae ishida // suz | sewpony // nat | la gang a nat

 an | straight grain // heidi | elegance and elephants

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