Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cutest One Yet!

Yesterday I whipped up this sweet little drop-waist peasant dress for G:

Love. It.
(Seriously, like the cutest thing I have ever made.)

The perfect dress for running around outside...

Hunting Easter eggs...

And playing in the sand.

Not to mention that it looks great with one black sock (acquired during rest time) and white sandals...

What more could you possibly ask for in a dress?!?

It didn't take too terribly long to put together (considering it was the first time I have ever sewn on sleeves...), and I love how the red gingham looks so summery and fun!
I also love that I got the fabric out of a remnant bin for $1.60!!

Made it using this pattern (which I got on sale for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby-gotta love those pattern sales!)...

I added the ribbon detail along the ruffle (view D), but I'm not exactly pleased with the bow.
You'd think I, of all people, could tie a nice looking bow...

Word to the Wise: 
When adding sleeves, make sure you sew them opposite one another.   Otherwise the back and front won't match up on one side.  Oops!  Good think I added that note on my pattern :o)


  1. I love it!! Definitely going to have to make one for Anna Cate. I have a pattern for an identical dress, but without the ruffle at the bottom, so maybe I'll just try to improvise and work with what I have. Thanks for the inspiration!! :)

  2. ...oh and I also love the one black sock. What a fashion statement! :)

  3. Cute...sewing is on my "bucket list", but by the time I learn, my kids will be too old to wear cute outfits! ...Oh well, maybe I can sew for my grands one day. Ha!

  4. Hi Kelli,
    Adorable, adorable dress. My daughter wants one for her.
    Hey, you are the winner today on the Quilt Taffy giveaway. I don't see an email for you, so just write me back. Congrats!

  5. Can not even handle how cute this dress it!