Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Fun Dresses

Such sweetness!

Here are a few more projects that I have been up to lately. These were so easy and quick to make. This first one was kind of an uh-oh, but I like how it turned out. It is slightly long on Abby, but I fixed that and hope to have pictures to show you soon. I went to visit my sister and her son and daughter yesterday. While the kids were napping I got a hold of this dress to shorten it a bit. On each side and in the center of the front and back, I sewed a basting stitch the length it needed to be shortened. Then I pulled it tight creating ruffles and then tied the thread off. It resembled a roman shade. I think it will look much cuter than this long dress.

The yellow dress is adorable on her. It is a bit long too, but she will be able to wear it for a while. I used this tutorial here which is very easy to follow. This is the dress I was trying to make with the orange fabric, but I cut my fabric the wrong size. Oops. Oh well, I think it turned out cute. I love the cross over straps on the back! Ok, back to the yellow dress. I don't have any pictures of Abby wearing it, but maybe soon. Instead of standard, flat straps, I created ruffled straps which I think turned out really cute. And of course, the fabric flower was added for some extra cuteness.

1 comment:

Sandi said...

AWWWWWW! Precious model; and the couture is to die for!! Kudos to the designer of the fashion and fashionista!