Random Ramblings: { HANDMADE DRESS }

Saturday, July 14, 2012


I swear this isn't just a food and photography blog.  I do actually do other crafy things.  It just seems that I don't do them as often as I cook and take pictures lately.
But I am here today to share a little dress I sewed in no time for miss Chloe.
I had this black butterfly fabric since last summer.  As soon as I saw it I fell in love with it and was going to make her a pillowcase dress last year with it, but never got around to it.  So I was happy to pull it out this summer and make her a dress.
I actually didn't quite make a pillowcase dress but threw this dress together with no real plan in mind.  

I took a chunck of fabric and sewed it end to end so that I had a big loop I guess you could call it.
Then I had some stretchy ribbing on hand in black so I sewed it together into a big loop as well.  Then I pinned the butterfly fabric onto the ribbing.  I had to gather it as I pinned it since the butterfly loop was bigger than the solid black ribbing.  I sewed that in place once I got it all pinned.
I then sewed a hem on the dress to the length I wanted.
I then decided it needed straps.  So I took some pink ribbing I had on hand and made some straps and sewed those up and attatched them to the black part of the dress.
I don't have any other detail pictures of the process unfortunately.  It was one of those sit and just sew and it came together so quick I didn't even have time to think about pictures kind of dresses.  
Her straps were a little big on her so I did have to fold those over and shorten them. You can see here that I forgot to trim the straps after I sewed them too.  Hey it happens.  

It was such a quick and easy dress to sew together and I just love it on her.  Nice and light for the summertime too.  
I have some other dresses I want to make, so it looks like a trip to the fabric store is in my real immediate future this week.  

Have you sewn any summer dresses lately?

~N I C O L E 

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