Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Springtime ruffles

    

 
     I saw some super cute little girl dresses in a store the other day that I felt I could copy fairly easily. Why buy when you can make it for for a fraction of the cost, right? When I was little, my mom made me "shirt dresses" to play in, and I loved them. The dresses I saw reminded me of them, only they were a tad more fashionable than the ones I wore. (no offense mom!)



     I have a couple nieces with birthday's coming up, so I  thought I'd give these a whirl for presents. I purchased a few plain, inexpensive tee shirts at Walmart to use as my base. I made one for my own munchkin first for practise. They were a little more tedious than I anticipated, but the finished result was worth the work.


     These will be perfect for summer. I plan on making a less fluffy version of the skirt for myself for summer. I really enjoyed how this project stretched me a little and taught me how to do something I'd never tried before.
Linking this to:
 Tea Rose Home linky party 
Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday
Funky Junk SNS 70

7 comments:

  1. Love this!! Stopping by from tea rose link party :) www.mrsmonaghan.blogspot.com

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  2. I really like this! Supper dupper cute!

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  3. So cute! I'll definitely be trying one for my 2 1/2 year old! Stopped by from Tea Rose link party and www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  4. Very pretty! Nice pictures too!

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  5. Ok, somebody help me, I am new to all the blog and crafting stuff. Where are the instructions on how to make this dress? Thanks

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  6. Gotta love the ruffles! I've included these in my link round-up on the FaveCrafts Blog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-clothes-for-the-little-ones/

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  7. Rich was bragging on you about these! You're such a sweet (and creative) Momma! I love you sister!

    ~Lora

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