I’m so happy to have made it through the last round! Thanks, voters! This week we got to work with, what I’m sure is, one of all of our favorite patterns. I have made countless dresses from this Siena Dress pattern. I wanted to take it up to the next level and make something slightly costumey and over the top, which is not something I normally do. I envisioned this dress for a vintage circus themed themed birthday party. (You can see my inspiration board here) I wanted to incorporate the bold stripes of the tent and the wide front opening, the bunting flags, circus lettering and some black for that vintage circus costume element.
It has rust and cream colored stripes on the skirt with a grey ruffle around the bottom with pick ups on the front. The top has a sapphire silk initial ‘A’ on it in circus style font. The sleeves are another stripe with pick ups and they have teeny grey bows at the shoulder.To top it off, a black and grey headband to match.
The back has a big detachable dupioni silk bow. The socks are little bunting flag socks.
What I love about this is you can take it up a notch with a tutu or take it down by removing the big bow in the back and letting down the pick ups. It’s exactly what I love about this pattern- you can use it for anything! I hope you like this look as much as I do!
Head over to Project Run and Play to see all the other amazing designs and to vote for your favorite.
Tags: children's clothing, circus, girls dress, Original Designs, project run an play
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Finally! The remaining Easter dresses. Better late then never, right? For this dress I got a thrifted top, cut it off and added some gathered tiers.
I love the layers. And it just so happened to match the Easter eggs perfectly!
This one was probably my favorite.
I got a stained shirt and added the ruffles. Then I added three layers to the skirt: and underlayer, a layer of tulle then a layer of knit. The I added a coordinating sash.
Here’s wishing for a great day!
Tags: children's clothes, easter dress, girls dress
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This was one of my favorite kids dresses that I’ve ever made. It reminded me so much of Odd Molly ‘s line. I started with this vintage shirt that I got for $1.00 at the thrift store. I saw lots of hidden potential in it.
To make the bodice top I cut a simple front piece and a back piece from the back of the shirt. Keep in mind where the embroidery lays so you can center it accordingly.
Cut the back piece down the middle and attach the two sides to the front.
Make a lining piece and do the exact same thing.
Attach the lining to the bodice top sewing all the way around the top of it. Don’t sew the back closure part yet. After turning right side out and ironing, here’s what you’ll have:
Now slightly gather another piece of fabric, your desired length, and attach to the bodice.
One thing I did was sew in a piece of bias tape to give it a nice extra detail.
Then I sewed on an additional gathered piece along the bottom.
At this point, I added straps.
Then for the back, I added buttons and loops and closed the back seam.
Close the back seam up.
Hem the bottom and you’re good to go!
Now, we were having a little Easter melt down. I know this picture doesn’t scream. “Make me. I’m a fun dress!”. Quite the contrary. But what are you going to do? Candy bribes don’t work because they’ve already had so much candy to eat, hence the meltdown. You get it, don’t you?
But aren’t the colors just lovely? It has such a European flair to it.
I hope you all had a beautiful Easter!
Tags: embriodery, girls dress, kid's dress, refashion, tutorial
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I hope everyone had a lovely Easter! We really enjoyed our weekend of celebrating!
Wanna make a dress that will make your daughter THIS happy? Ok, I can’t promise that. But here’s a super easy refashion for an adorable kid’s dress.
Tags: girls dress, refashion, tutorial
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Here are the dresses I made for the girls for the day.
I chose bright, popping fall colors or eggplant, curry, pumpkin and sage.
I’m SOOOOO excited because although I love refashioning, I love designing and making things from scratch the most. So I went a little nuts over the past 3 days and made 5 original pieces for myself and I can’t wait to show them all to you!!!
I hope you all had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!
Tags: cotton, girls dress
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