Sewist’s Name: Helen Conroy from Whidbey Island in Washington State
Type of Project: Garments
Pattern Designer: Fancywork & Fashion by Joan Hinds (for the doll dress only)
Featured Date: 4-13-23
Hi, I’m Helen. I made my daughter a Nordic style dress when she was ten years old and more recently made my doll, Louise, a dress, as well.
My daughter’s dress was made for a heritage day at school when we lived in south Florida. The white blouse was purchased and is long gone. My two grand-daughters are now getting to this age and I want them to wear this dress for a picture reminiscent of their aunt’s. Louise wanted to join in the fun so I indulged her!
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Lovely work, color scheme, etc. It’s important to share heritage with each generation, and this is a perfect way.
Helen, I’m Norwegian so I’m really enjoying your post. Your work is beautiful, and so is a Nordic heritage. I hope your granddaughters enjoy your daughter’s dress, and the stories you tell them.
Beautiful bunad. In Norway bunads are unique for each county/area.