Sunday, July 17, 2011

Little Sailor Dress

Blue is one of my favorite colors! I love all different shades of blue and I always gravitate toward blue clothes, blue fabric, etc. I think it is so cute on little girls too. I just love the nautical look of blue and white stripes... Makes me wanna get on a sail boat and sail away... Maybe one day! :)

Last night I decided to make a dress for my oldest daughter to match the dress I made for my littlest gal to wear to church today. I love having them coordinate- but I like making their dresses just a little different from each other so they aren't exactly the same. I think it is so darling! 

So I made a mini version of the Polka Dot Dress but I added another layer to the skirt it so it was more of a tiered look. 

This dress is so easy to make. We all have old t-shirts that need a little revamp and who can beat $3 for a yard of fabric at Hobby Lobby? This dress cost less than $8 to make and the Thrift Store Shirt Dress cost less than $6 to make. That is why I love sewing. I feel like I can make a super cute dress or skirt or whatever- and if I am thrifty and use coupons when buying fabric or shop sales and clearance bins for fabric, the things I make really don't cost very much and I have so much fun in the process! ;)

Stay tuned for my tutorial coming soon so you can make your own Polka Dot Dress!

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  1. This is adorable! This week on my blog, I'm doing a little mini series on different t-shirt projects, so I'm going ot include this one on Friday!

  2. Oh my Goodness! I love the sweet simplicity of the dress. LOVE IT!

  3. LOVE IT! I have so many shirts in my sewing pile waiting to be transformed into a dress. I hadn't thought to add elastic to the waist like that. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Adorable! I loved sewing when my children were young. Now I do for my granddaughter. Looking forward to the tutorial.


  5. This is sooooooooo cute!! Would love something like this for my daughter! Love it! I am visiting from Making the World Cuter and I am a new follower! I hope you have a great week and I see you around soon!!

  6. I linked to you from Skip to my Lou, and had to stop to say--this is adorable. Seriously, so cute. And I love the seersucker sideways--it's a nice change from the usual, and just looks so very sweet. Great job!

  7. Adorable!!
    Thank you for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see more of your creativity this weekend!

  8. I make this dress last night!!! and I LOVE IT!!!!


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