Bostons on Parade

_DSC0160When I saw this Boston terrier flannel at Jo Ann on clearance, I knew immediately what I would do with it. I have had The Cottage Mama’s Georgia Vintage dress in my arsenal of patterns for years but have never sewn it up before. The pattern includes 4 different views and lots of options, ranging in sizes from 6 months through 10 years. We chose “view A” and opted to use just one skirt, since it’s a flannel and heavier than a standard quilting cotton.

_DSC0182What I love best about the dress is the full collar and those sweet flutter sleeves. The dress could also easily be made sleeveless. The back ties are slightly wider than the sash and make for a big, full bow when tied. I just love dresses with sashes and ties. So sweet.

_DSC0165We had so much fun with this little photo shoot and it was all too perfect to use our own Boston terrier, Piper. Needless to say, it was very hard to get photos of those two, they were twirling and running around everywhere!

_DSC0174Bug was too excited and also needed a lesson on how to properly hold a dog. Poor Piper! She was a good sport and got lots of love and attention during and after the shoot.

_DSC0187This shot was just sheer luck with perfect timing! The look on Bug’s face is priceless. Everyone needs to own a Boston, they have the cutest little personalities and are loyal to their “children.” Piper sleeps all day when the kids are gone, but as soon as they are home from school, she livens up and jumps and plays with them until bedtime. True puppy love.

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