Dr Seuss Dress

The sun shone and shone
the heat was a bummer
so we stayed in the house
all that hot sticky summer
I stayed there with children
we stayed there, we three
and tried to stay cool
as we could possibly be
They played many board games
and tormented the rabbit
I read lots of magazines
as is my habit
Then, in August Vogue
a striped top, so arty
I checked the designer
Stella McCartney

I found some blue and tan
from a Micheals Fabrics bundle
And off-black from my tulle stash
which is starting to dwindle

I added the tulle stripes
for transparency’s sake
low down on the skirt
nice contrast it does make

is great for time to waste
it made me think of the scarf
to put around the waist

I took an old necklace
and added tulle and a bow
In this pic you can see
my stripes in a row

to show the seam finish
here’s a view of the interior
the chrysanthamum lining
looks quite superior
It’s cute and it’s swirly
it’s really the best
I’ll wear it this fall
my Dr Suess Dress.



  1. Posted August 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You’ve posted some pics
    along with a rhyme
    To give us a fix
    in this hot sticky clime

    The weather is hard
    But A/C is good
    stay out of the yard
    and get in the mood

    The mood for art
    and fashion
    and clothes
    We like them
    You make them
    And now I will doze….

  2. Posted August 22, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a treat to see
    what a treat to read
    how did you do this
    marvelous deed?

    We don’t have to ask
    we already know
    you’ve given your all
    to the talent to sew

    your children must believe
    and they surely can see
    that their Mom is creative
    the Best Mom that could be

    Bless you Claudia, this is so precious 🙂 and makes me glad that you blog!

  3. Meredith P
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I am SO not a poet, and we all know it.
    I just love this dress, I hope not to obsess.

  4. vicki
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Well, I won’t try to rhyme,
    I haven’t the time,
    but the dress is creative
    and so very devine!!

  5. Posted August 22, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Divine, divine,
    both the dress and the rhyme.

  6. Posted August 22, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you Claudine.
    I will send my address and you can pop this little beauty in the mail to me.
    My colors too.

    Back from London, with only 1 meter of Liberty fabric. Thank you for your information, but I really was too good.
    So now I don’t feel so bad, because I know this dress is coming to my house.

    Exquisite dress!

  7. Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You sew like a pro
    This we all know
    Your dress is inspiring
    But that’s not surprising

    That’s all I can say
    You’ve brightened my day
    Now I think I will go
    To my studio and sew!!

    Ouch! i know that’s awful but you get the message. I love,love, love the dress.

  8. Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink | Reply

    LOL. A poet I’m not, so I’ll just say this is a great dress.

  9. Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I won’t even try
    to rhymeI must cry!
    Your dress is the best
    The stripes and the rest.

    It must have taken less time to sew
    the dress than to rhyme, this we all know.

    Thank you for this treat.
    Now I must beat a retreat
    to my knitting room with care
    to make a lace scarf if I dare.

  10. Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Ugh, my rhyme sucked!

  11. Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    love love love the dress
    love love love Dr Seuss

    what a great way
    to start my day
    reading your rhyme
    was really sublime!

  12. Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh the places you’ll go!
    Oh the heads you will turn!
    For a similar dress
    Many hearts will yearn!

  13. Posted August 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Not only do you make a gorgeous dress inside and out…but then you write Dr. Seuss rhyme too! I’m done because you are just too fabulous for me!

  14. Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    Your dress is gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

  15. Posted August 24, 2010 at 2:18 am | Permalink | Reply

    Claudine, this dress is great. It’s so interesting how you separated the stripes with tulle at the bottom. And that lining, what a surprise. And then, to top it off with the poem? Superb!!

  16. Posted August 24, 2010 at 7:09 am | Permalink | Reply

    I’m too tired to even attempt verse, but I must confess
    that I like your dress.

  17. Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink | Reply

    Impressive rhyme and even more impressive dress! I love the tiny Peter Pan collar with contrast binding.

  18. mem
    Posted August 25, 2010 at 3:40 am | Permalink | Reply

    Love it and your rhyme is just wonderful . You have inspired such creativity in so many of your readers . I just need to say that your blog is one of my favourites and often inspires daydreams about what I could be doing with my sizeable stash . Sometimes I follow through sometimes I dont but its always fun musing on the possibilities!!

  19. Posted August 25, 2010 at 11:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    Absolutely fantabulous dress. L-O-V-E it!

  20. Posted August 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Eeeee! I don’t know what I like more, the poem or the dress. Okay, okay, the dress, but just by a smidge. 😉 I’m knee-deep in planning a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower for one of my best friends, so this couldn’t be a more apropos post.

  21. Kathryn (fzxdoc)
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You’ve done Dr. Seuss proud. And great dress, BTW.

  22. Posted August 31, 2010 at 11:13 am | Permalink | Reply

    It’s really a beautiful dress, Claudine. As usual! Hope you are working on something fun now too.

  23. Posted September 1, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What a beautiful dress! That lining is so gorgeous that at first glance I thought it was another dress from the same pattern. Gorgeous!

  24. Posted September 5, 2010 at 12:38 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, not only self-stitched, self-scribed too! Your talents know no bounds…

  25. Posted September 5, 2010 at 2:00 am | Permalink | Reply

    Stunning dress!
    No rhyme, sorry…

  26. Lynn
    Posted September 8, 2010 at 1:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Beautiful things (and poetry too) Claudine! Miss seeing your things over at Stitcher’s Guild.

  27. Posted October 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I am frankly agog
    that I knew not your blog!

    (Till now, that is)

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