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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sew much fun!!

I am relatively new to sewing. I have tried a few different things and have had some beginner success. My friend's little girl is turning 1 this weekend so I made her a hairbow for her party...

I already had all the ribbon and it worked perfectly because her party theme is cupcakes!! So, when I gave Jennifer the bow she mentioned needing to find an outfit that would match. Um, well, it just so happens that I purchased some fabric at the same time I did the ribbon, with the intention of making a matching set. :) So, I offered to make the birthday dress too. All I needed was a t-shirt to match. Here's a peek at the finished dress...

I made a t-shirt dress with an empire waist and tie back by following THIS tutorial. I love this website. She always has fabulous, easy to follow tutorials. I thought the flowers would be a nice addition. To make them, I cut thin strips from the piece of the shirt that was cut off and twisted and rolled them, hot gluing as I went along. Then, I simply added some pearls to the centers. I cut a circle from felt and glued all three flowers to the felt piece, then glued a safety pin to the back of it. This way, the flowers could be moved to the top like a broach, left on the waistline, added to a headband or removed all together. Here's a closer view of the flowers...

I'm super happy with the way the dress turned out and still have enough fabric left to make Shelby's! Perhaps it will be her birthday dress as well.

Thanks for stoppin' by today! I'll be back Saturday with a warm, Fall inspired card.

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2 comments:

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

This is beautiful!!!! One lucky girl:o)

Karen said...

What a beautiful dress! I haven't sewn since my kids were pretty little, but I loved making clothes for them.