Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Apron Dress

These dresses have become extremely popular for little fashionistas. I call them a cross between prairie & gypsy style, packed with bright colors and multiple layers. They are adorable for special occasions or daily wear. I never bought an actual pattern for this dress. Instead, I studied internet pictures and a few tutorials. (And in all honesty, it really wasn't hard to make.) I did not sew this fitted. Instead, I kept the upper portion wide and added ties. Originally it was supposed to be a Valentine dress for my 5 year old, but ended up fitting my 7 year old better.  And...I think she may even be able to sport it next summer for a mini look. Either way, I suppose it's a win win situation, because now both the girls get to enjoy this dress for years to come.

I used Anthology The Woodlands Cream Kids Novelty, Riley Blake Feeling Groovy Rainbow Love, & Erin McMorris Weekends Grass Green Lollies cotton fabric. The dress is so colorful, and I love that I was able to piece these together. It is lined with yellow cotton on the upper part of the dress, so that no serged areas are open against the skin. The largest compliment came from my daughter who asked, "are you gonna sell this on etsy?.....because I really like it." It really put a smile on my face!

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful...and your model just precious!!