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A Weekend Dress

July 2, 2010

This morning Scott took Creamie to play at grandma’s house.  And two minute after they left I started sewing.  I just bought this pattern and this morning I started making Creamie a 4th of July dress.

Red is not my favorite color.  Like at all.  I had this red fabric in my stash left over from a bag I made for my sister.  My sister likes red.  Anyway, I thought it was perfect for the 4th of July.  I kind of think the flowers look like fireworks.

Just a few hours after I started sewing it was done.  Nothing like making a dress before lunch to make you feel successful!  And a summer dress wouldn’t be complete without big pockets to put rocks in.  Creamie loves rocks.  And rockets… and she thinks they are the same thing.  So she’ll find a rock and fly it through the air making a rocket noise.  I love it.

Dana’s info on shirring and using elastic thread was so helpful and this was such an easy project.  I’ll be making more of these dresses, for Creamie and for me!  And I’m going to go stock up on elastic thread.  That stuff is amazing.

Scott and Creamie are still playing at grandma’s, so no pictures yet of her wearing it.  But there will be plenty from the weekend’s festivities I am sure.  I’m adding this project to Sew&Tell at Amy’s.  Happy Friday!

21 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2010 1:42 pm

    Sew Adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing. Happy 4th and Happy Sewing! :o)

  2. July 2, 2010 2:48 pm

    Wow….love that shirring. Have always loved that and smocking but never learned how to do it. My grandmother used to do it by hand. You said Dana’s info on shirring helped you out. Was it hard to do? It turned out absolutely darling. Wish I had one 🙂

  3. July 2, 2010 3:02 pm

    oh it turned out darling!!
    Thank you for sharing with me 🙂
    – Dana

  4. July 2, 2010 4:16 pm

    This turned out so cute! I love it. You daughter will look darling in it, I am sure:).


  5. July 2, 2010 4:19 pm

    Adorable. Love it. If I ever shrink down to her size can I have it when she out grows it? 🙂

  6. July 2, 2010 4:28 pm

    I love it, and have got to get my hands on some elastic thread!! So cute.

  7. July 2, 2010 4:48 pm

    Love the dress … yes, red is my favorite color, too! The dress is really cute and can’t believe you did it so fast! Thanks for sharing!

  8. July 2, 2010 5:27 pm

    This is SO cute! I too am not a fan of red – but I loved this fabric when I saw it. It’s a good red and the design is really great. I have a dress I need to cut out for Alison, but this week was not a great one. Making little dresses is fun though – maybe that would improve my mood!

  9. July 2, 2010 6:03 pm

    what’s not love about RED?? You made a cute dress! Maybe we’ll see it on your little one next time! I haven’t tried that elastic but it sounds easy….maybe I’ll give it go someday!

  10. July 2, 2010 6:28 pm

    Pink, I l♥ve it! You did a beautiful job and red is an awesome color (but not as cool as pink!).

    xo -E

  11. July 2, 2010 7:16 pm

    It’s perfect for summer! I bet she looks cute in this dress.

  12. July 3, 2010 4:43 am

    I love red. My little girl would love this dess. I haven’t ever tried shirring and I am years sewing so I am off to the shop to buy some elastic and give it a go.

  13. July 3, 2010 4:55 pm

    That dress is just adorable! Don’t you love that sense of accomplishment when something goes together so quickly and easily!

  14. Karen permalink
    July 3, 2010 5:12 pm

    Holey moley you are a fast worker. Before lunch you finished! I would probably still be giving myself a pep talk to start (lol). It looks great.

  15. July 3, 2010 8:56 pm

    this is so adorable….great job

  16. July 4, 2010 7:43 pm

    Adorable dress! Bet she looked cute in it for the festivities!

  17. July 5, 2010 12:43 pm

    I cannot wait to see photos of her in this! She is so beautiful, and this dress is so adorable. How sweet of your husband to take her to play at Grandma’s house. I love the feeling of having a project finished by mid-day. I haven’t done that in a while. I’ll have to get to work this week. Maybe I’ll take a break from packing.

  18. July 6, 2010 11:02 pm

    I really like the dress!!! Love that red print. Thanks for sharing!

  19. July 7, 2010 7:32 pm

    Beautiful dress! The shirring look wonderful!

  20. July 9, 2010 12:03 pm

    A dress before lunch is the very definition of success!


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