Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jillian's Easter Dress

Check out this beautifully stitched and smocked Easter dress, made by Sew Beautiful reader and friend Audra Kennedy! Audra sent us this picture of her gorgeous daughter Jillian wearing the "Alice Blue Dress" from SB Issue #114. Jillian spotted the original dress while visiting our Huntsville, AL School of Art Fashion, and to her mother's surprise, she asked Audra to make it for her. Audra tells us, "She said she felt beautiful in it," and we agree!

The "Alice Blue Dress" was featured on the cover of our 20th Anniversary Edition (#114) and uses our popular Pascale pattern, available on the pullout centerfold of this issue. You can purchase back issues of #114 and many others at our webstore.

Audra Kennedy has had articles published in past issues of Sew Beautiful, and her daughter Jillian has modeled for us since we was a toddler. Audra has been a teacher's assistant at the School of Art Fashion for years and is a member of a local SAGA Chapter here in Huntsville, AL. Look for an article from her featuring an adorable boy's bubble with silk-embroidered frogs in our upcoming July/August issue!


  1. Beautiful dress and I just can't wait to see her article about silk-embroidered frogs on a boy's bubble!!! LOVE seeing boy's things in SB!

  2. I saw this dress last night (in person) at our Smocking Guild...it is gorgeous!!! Great Job Audra!!!!

  3. Beautiful girl and beautiful dress!! Great job Audra!!

    gail cofer

  4. Aw what a sweetie! Pascale has always been one of my favorite SB patterns!