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as of friday, chip's littlest -and youngest- sister is a married woman. mim was stunning, martin was handsome, the weather was perfect and everyone was beaming. 

the girls can't stop talking about it. 

ruthie: "remember mim's married dress? ya, dat was really really pretty. and white."  

eve: "i liked martin's flower. but i caught lots of flowers when mim threw them. so, bonus points for me."  

i can't stop thinking about the happiness of beginnings. . . sigh. . .

beyond moral support, making mim's hair pins and some minor altering of the wedding dress, my main responsibility was getting myself and my family dressed in fall colors. orange dress for me, plaid dresses for the girls plaid pants for charlie. . . i'm one scary step away from making all of us match all the time. . . chip could look pretty great in a homemade plaid suit. . .

throughout the entire day- from the manhattan temple to central park's sheep's meadow to soho's i tre merli- the plaid served us well. but the real beauty of these dresses is that at any moment they could have been turned inside out for a whole new look. ruthie's is reversible! eve's is reversible too but as the maiden attempt i kept it really calm and her reverse side is a little more hausfrau compared to ruth's party girl. i'm going to have a hard time just making a regular dress again. two for one! no self-respecting daughter of my mother's passes on a two-for-one deal. . .   

but, while the newlyweds are honeymooning in the tetons i'm taking a few more days to catch my breath and stay away from any new projects. i'm also going to try my very very hardest to forget all the "it seems like just yesterday miriam was eve's age" or "it will be here for you so much faster than you realize." comments. ugh. . .  i can hardly handle how big they are already. maybe i'll just have more photoshoots with ruthie because the attempts to photograph this charmingly unreasonable little girl drag on forever. 


++ first photo courtesy of joshua brown photography

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Okay, I am one of those creepy people the stumbled onto your great blog, via "sugarcity." Love all of your creations! I was wondering if you used a pattern for the cute dresses you made for the wedding? I would love to make one for my daughter. I was also wondering if you could share with me how to use the freezer transfer paper and where to purchase it? I hope you don't mind me reading and hope to hear back from you!

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

joy- welcome welcome!! no creepiness at all!

these little dresses are my own pattern. in the back of my head i have ideas of printing patterns for selling, but that won't be for awhile . . .

e-mail me at katie.rich@mac.com and i'll send you links and instructions for freezer paper transferring. so fun.

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

So cute- as always- I'm all for the two-for one deals! Sounds like last weekend was wedding craziness. I planned for a time on making the dress I would wear to my brother's wedding, (hence the email to you about cap sleeves) But the move, the lack of owning my own sewing machine, house repairs, and an aspect of laziness made me give up on that hope and wear something in my closet!!

October 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Those dresses are so dang cute! So when are you going to send my girls all new wardrobe? You, my dear, amaze me!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherann

I love both sides of the dress. When I saw the plaid side, I thought what could be better than plaid? But them I saw the yellow combo and I love it too!

Patterns, please!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteramanda

those little dresses are amazing! so much so that I would love one for myself! LOL!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

what a glorious day!

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterminnesota:madre

argh! you've done it again. love the dresses. and chip would look smokin' in a plaid suit.

October 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentersara

that looks like the greatest day. congratulations to your family!

and those dresses are unbelievably beautiful...

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

any chance you will write a little how to on this perfect dress? It looks simple to make, but that might be deceiving!

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeg

that's reversible dress is so so cute. makes me excited about sewing and wondering if i can try it? my neices would love it. i'll have to buy the pattern. send me a link.

October 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnnalisa

hi katie you're so talented. i'd also (who doesn't?) love to make one of your little girls' dresses for my 18 months old. can i please buy your pattern?

October 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

beautiful dresses (i like yours too)! you're talent, as always, is impressive.

October 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

thank you everyone! i wish there were patterns i could send off to you all right now, but if i sent you my current pattern pieces and instructions only i can understand, i'm pretty sure you'd all hate me.

when i get a little more used to three kids and have some time to research and do some planning i'll hopefully get some patterns produced and will be thrilled to sell them to you! thanks for your enthusiasm and patience!


October 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

SO NOT FAIR of you to post these cutes dresses and not have a pattern to seel!!!! Bring it on please!!!! I'm not too proud to beg!!!!

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa Simmons

absolutely adorable pics. and I smiled when I saw that she has the same bedding as my sweet little Harper Lee. Although Harper is graduating to a big girl bed and leaving the crib behind. Must find something to do with that Dwell bedding since I adore it!!

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchelsea

I adore all the dresses you make, and the simplicity of them:)would really love it if you would start selling them;)
It`s a joy to read you blog, and I think it is so sad that you had the creepy imposter experience:)
with love from Norway

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

In love! Hope you someday get to making patterns for these!
I don't have children yet, but I'm totally tempted to try this at home.

November 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterariel

Really love this wrap dress! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me you have a pattern now..... I totally love it and am dying to make this for my daughter this summer. But I am not talented enough to draw my own patterns. Waiting for the day this pattern is available. :)

March 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

What adorable dresses. Please,please say you have a pattern now.Thanks:)

April 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterheather

I was also wondering if you had a pattern or tips for making this gorgeous reversible wrap dress - I'd like to make one for my daughter and am trying to figure out how to put it together, especially around the waist!

February 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMariko

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