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!"

Oh.my.word. 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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13 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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  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 @
    santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com
    & get inspired by something for your family/home. I hope you will follow me as well. Nice to meet ya new friend!!!

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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....."

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  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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