Friday, June 11, 2010

Easy Summer Dress

After walking through a vintage shop last weekend that sold handmade little girl dresses, I got totally inspired to make one for Avery.

I looked online and found really easy instructions for making a very basic dress, using leftover fabric from the birthday party I threw for my sister-in-law.

These are some shots I took around our house...

I'm definitely a beginner at this whole sewing thing, but if I can do it, anyone can! It just takes a little time and patience.

Here are the step-by-step instructions that I followed. The instructions are for a pillowcase dress, but I just used my leftover fabric. And I added the ruffle to the hem of the dress.

A few days ago as I was putting Avery to bed for her nap, she said, "Mama, it's not time for a nap yet! Just chill up!" Ok, missy, not only is that NOT the correct terminology, but I am WAY too young to have my daughter telling me to chill out!!

Wow. So NOT ready for that stage of life!

Happy weekend everyone! :)

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  1. ADOR-A-Freaking-BLE!!
    (that would be adorable!)

    love it.
    also, did you make the hair pin? with the little flower/ruffle. love it.

    fyi- maddie has a birthday in august. a dress and hair pin make a great girlie girl gift. hee hee. kidding

  2. I love how it turned out! Your daughter looks so cute in it!

  3. Adorable outfit. The model is a cutie too!!!

  4. That is so stinkin' cute! I've been itching to sew some for my daughter, but to put it mildly...I stink!!!

  5. Hi..I’m Barb….I am from Fingerprints on the fridge... The dress is darling & so is Avery!! Great job!!
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will get a chance to visit my blog @
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

  6. Sweet dress and so cute with the green pants.You never know what kids will say... makes life interesting!

  7. How cute! Shes adorable and so is the outfit.Im a new follower.I saw you were from Pa,Ive never heard of new Holland.Anyway nice to join your blog.Come and visit sometime!

    Happy weekend!

  8. Sew Cute!!! You did a great job! Sewing for my girls is exactly how I got started years ago. I've been sewing professionally for 15 yrs now. You never know where it might lead!

  9. Such a little beauty! I love her sweet poses. The shirt is adorable. Great job. :)

  10. How precious! Great job on the top. Sassiness comes with the territory - I've noticed alot of the "teen" shows depict kids being sassy to parents. I have to threaten my teenage girls with no more tv while I explain that "just because they do it on tv....."

  11. That is one of the cutest dresses I've seen and I shop for the babies all the time being a Grandma I no longer go to shops for me it's all about the grandbabies

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