Monday, July 13, 2015

Sweet Little Sundresses

Some things are so much easier to do these days.  Case in point are these sundress fabrics that are available now.  I sure wish they had these when my daughter was little!  Well, at least my granddaughter gets to benefit.  The fabric is already smocked at the top and is basically set up in length.  For my granddaughter’s size, I got a yard of fabric {and had a little bit left over after I cut to her size}.

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Such pretty colors and patterns, too!  We started with these two, although she wanted all six of the ones they had at Hobby Lobby.  I made one for her about 2 – 2 1/2 years ago and they didn’t have that many patterns/colors available even then.  Like then, I also bought some headband elastic “ribbon” to use as straps.

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From what they had available, I got two that would work with the dress fabric.

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Very simple to do and a great project for beginning sewers.  I used a cloth tape measure to measure around my granddaughter’s chest area.  I added a half inch to an inch for the seam and cut the fabric.  I hemmed the bottom and then you just pin the edges together {right sides facing} and sew it up! 

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She loves them, I love that I made something for her, and it really is a simple and quick sewing project.

13 comments:

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, The dresses are adorable and look so easy that I could even make these. Have a great week.
Hugs,
Sherry

Createology said...

Very cute dresses. It is a lot easier than many years ago. I was busy sewing dresses for Dress a Girl Around the World...until my machine had a major wreck. High on Life July...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You know something that would also be nice? Putting in triangle pieces to make it more "full" at the bottom, so they can twirl around.

Sure would love to be tiny again - lordy no could I EVER wear a braless sundress again. LOL.

Okio B Designs said...

So adorable! I want one for me. =)

Jeanine

handmade by amalia said...

Super cute! Your granddaughter must look adorable in them.
Amalia
xo

Consider It All Joy said...

It might have been a simple project but there are super cute! I love projects like that! Blessings, Cindy

vivian said...

adorable! now I want to go to hobby lobby and make them for all my little pies! so cute!
happy day
xoxo
vivian

Junkchiccottage said...

So adorable Kathy.
Kris :)

Cynthia said...

What a big change this made. Small changes to these but large impact. Now there couture

Cindy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, what an adorable sundress project. Love the fabric and how you did the straps. Just too cute and quick.
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Marie @ The Interior Frugalista said...

Kathy these dresses are adorable! I bet your granddaughter's were thrilled when they saw what you made for them.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh how great is that....the dresses are super cute and perfect for summer....your granddaughter must look adorable in them!

Doreen@househoneys said...

Such sweet dresses Kathy! I bet your granddaughter looks precious in them. The little changes made such a difference, and they're super easy to do!

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