Top O’ the Mornin’ to you

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I had a request from my little leprechaun catcher this year, to make her a green dress for this holiday. Not only a green dress, but one she would design herself!

I couldn’t refuse such a fabulous idea.


I give to you….the Limerick Princess Dress!

There once was a girl dressed in green

who never ever ever was mean

She always was nice

like sugar and spice

Just like her sister the teen.



I started with dyeing another sheet. This time, shamrock green. She designed the one gather in the front, along with the special tulip-esque sleeves. I just happened to have a enough of the gold left over from the vest project to use, along with some gold tulle in my stash.


I had never done any sleeves like this before, so this was really a test. I had to design the shape and figure out how to put it all together. I think they came out quite cute. She loves them.


I added the design to the collar (which I also drafted), and the sash. The zip is not quite invisible, but I am OK with it.


This was a fun one to do.

My sweet girl was so excited about this, and now she has croup (AGAIN)! What the what? I have no idea why she has had such a difficult year when it comes to germs, but I told her to stop licking her hands….and her classmates. That made her giggle.

Also to not take the whole “being green” thing so literally.

Wishing you all a Happy (and healthy) St.Patrick’s Day!


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10 thoughts on “Top O’ the Mornin’ to you

  1. We don’t celebrate this day over here, but happy St. Patrick’s day for you and your family.
    I hope she gets better from the croup soon, and then, let me tell you how much I loved that she asked you to make a dress designed by her. Mom was – again – up to the challenge and did a great job!

    1. My husband and I don’t usually do anything for this holiday, but the kids LOVE it.
      I was informed that I should be wearing green before they get home, or I’ll get pinched.
      Thanks. I couldn’t resist such a sweet request:)

  2. That is so fun. I love it when my kids help design stuff. Helps insure wear ability as well! 🙂
    I forgot my green when I got dressed but my kids reminded me! Now I’m good to go.

  3. There once was a wee girl named Sharon
    Who didn’t know what she should be wearin’
    So she pulled out a needle and grabbed some thread
    And stitched a wee tam for the top o’ her head

    Ooh. 😉

    Happy St Pattys Day

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