Thursday, July 31, 2008

Introducing Emma.....



~Pictured in Black with Red Trim~

Emma Striking a Pose

Emma's red and black outfit is perfect for any occasion, but especially for cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs. Emma's outfit is very versatile as it can be worn sleeveless (as pictured), or with a shirt. The top is also long enough to be worn as a short dress. The style of this outfit is good for two years of wear in most cases. The first year as pants and the second year as capris.

Emma showing off her new Hairbow

(Look at those big brown eyes)

According to Emma's mom, she loves her new "giant hairbow". Emma is the beautiful daughter of Lindsay in Georgia. A special thanks to Lindsay for letting Emma join DSL Kids. Go Bulldogs!!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Birthday Outfit for Emily

~Pictured in Flip Flops (White)~

Emily on the Beach
(Not sure about this sand thing)

Emily striking a pose

Emily is wearing the top of the outfit as a short dress. The length of this top is perfect for that of a dress. This outfit is very versitle in that it can be worn together for a complete outfit or seperatly as a dress. It can also be worn sleeveless or with a shirt for cooler weather.


You gotta love those curls!!

Emily at her party at Pump It Up

Emily is wearing the pieces together as an outfit. It makes for two different looks.

~~Emily got a wonderful surprise on her second bithday. She found out that she was going to be a big sister. How exciting is that?!? What a great Birthday present!!! Congrats Michelle on your wonderful news!!!~~

Emily is the daughter of Michelle from the Dotted Deer Boutique ( She makes amazing jewelry. If you are in the need for jewelry for a special occasion or just for everyday use, I would highly recommend that you check out her shop.

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Meet the Models

The children did amazing. I was really surprised. I had figured it would be awful because I knew there were a lot of outfits to be shot. The girls thought they were playing dress-up. It did however take us a really long time. Our shoot started at 11:00 A.M and we were not finished until 2:30, so it was a long day. However, when we were finished the girls were disappointed. They did a wonderful job, and so did the lady taking the pictures. I highly recommend Portriat Innovations in Greenville. Jennifer is amazing!!



~pictured in Pink Watermelon~

Joanna was the daughter of a friend of the lady who took my photos. She had never meet me or any of the other girls. She did amazing. You would have thought she had known us her whole life.

~Pictured in Go Tigers~

Blair is my cousins little girl. She is a rather shy little girl, so I didn't expect her to like having her picture taken. As you can see in the picture she is a mess. She laughed the whole time.

~Pictured in Lilly Pad~

Brayden in my cousins little boy. He also stayed with "Nanny Chrissy" for about a month while his mom went back to work. He is the most loving child. I just want to pinch his cheeks. He was the youngest model, and he did amazing. He cried when we were finished with him. He wanted to stay.

~Pictured in Flower Garden~

Kyleigh is my other cousin's little girl. She is a mess. She loves to dance, so catching a picture when she wasn't trying to dance around was a challenge. She was the oldest model and definatly the one with the most energy. Kyleigh was a premature and she and her family are greatly involved with the March of Dimes. You would never know she was a preemie now.

~Pictured in "Olivia" the Pig~

Alivia is my neice and the inspiration for all of my work. She is a very vibrant little girl who loves to dance. She stays with "Nanny Chrissy" during the school year while my sister works. She is very much an Aunt Chrissy's little girl. From being with me all the time and my obsession with pictures, she loves to have her picture made. She loved the photo shoot and asked when we were going back when we got in the car. She is my heart!!!

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My Inspiration

A night at the bowling alley.

Pump It Up

One of Alivia's Easter Outfits

My Blue Eyes Princess

Alivia is the inspiration for all of my work. Alivia is my 2 year-old neice. I do not have children of my own, but love to spoil my sisters. After becomming suddenly ill in April of 2005, I suddenly needed to find something to do with all the time I had on my hands. I started out by making Alivia hairbows. She has a hairbow to match anything and everything you can think of. Shortly after starting to make the bows, I discovered that I loved to sew. So I started designing and making clothing for Alivia. My sister is a teacher, so when she would take Alivia to school functions the other teachers would ask where she got her outfits. After many request to start selling my clothing, I finally decided to give it a try; thus creating Dottie Stripe Layne. The name Dottie Stripe Layne came from my love of combining polka dots and stripes. The Layne part is named after Alivia. As with everything in my life, I give all the credit to God. Not only did God give me the ability to sew, He also gave me a second chance at life. With this chance I intend to do what I love and that is to design and make childrens clothing.

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