Monday, July 26, 2010

Super Simple Handmade Dress for Little Girls

 I found the cutest tutorial for a summer dress. This is the "In The Garden" dress at From An Igloo.

I love being able to use coordinating prints from a fabric line in one dress. This is Heather Bailey's Pop Garden. Carly loves it because it's so full- It makes the perfect twirling dress!

Like I said, it was really really simple. It only took me one evening. Well ok, it would have only taken me one evening if I had followed the directions the first time instead of ripping out seams and starting over twice. Using less than two yards of fabric, I'd say it's a great bargain for around $12!

You know I love ricrac! I used it on the neckline and the hem:
With the stretchy shirred back, she'll [hopefully] be able to wear it next year too!

Obligatory silly pose:
I love making clothes that don't require actual patterns. Have you seen any good tutorials lately?


Good Girls Studio said...

so cute! I want one :)

Hello there! My name is June said...

Absolutely adorable!

janet said...

Again...which is cuter...the dress or your daughter??? I would love to find a cutie like her to model my little girls felted sweaters!!!!
Beautiful're so talented!

Janet xox

Amber Lynn said...

Adorable! I just bookmarked that tutorial.

ElegantSnobbery said...

Seriously, I just want to scoop her up and squeeze her. You have the cutest daughter EVER.

Christina said...

Oh that looks so pretty! Wow you have some skillz there! :)

Cat said...

Love the dress and I adore the "twirl" shots! Looks like the perfect "twirling" dress :)

Christine said...

I LOVE your dress. It is just so beautiful and the ric rac is a darling touch! Thanks for sharing your photos with me, your daughter is absolutely beautiful!

Christine@ fromanigloo

Ashley Vaughn said...

I would love to look at the tutorial, but it says you have to be invited? Can you let me know how I can get invited to see the tutorial on the blog. Thanks!