Pretty Summer Dress

5/23/2007
So there have been posts floating around lately regarding shirring and creating shirred summer dresses. I have been DREAMING about these dresses ever since. I just had to take a break from the purses to give them a whirl!



Not too bad for the first swing this was my learning dress and boy did I learn a lot! First I made the straps too close together so they will go on last next time. Also I need to start the shirring closer to the top so it doesnt make such a BIG ruffle at the top. And finally I HATE making my own bias type tape but it really does finish off the dress nicely so I will just have to suck that up!

For under $2 for the fabric it is quiet a nice side project. Plus I stocked up on clearance cottons last time I was at the fabric store just for this project.


Leila has been a big time crab lately. Her nickname around the house has been Crabby Abbey. I am praying it is her teeth and that we are almost at the end but right now there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. I am trying to enjoy the clingy whinny stage but it makes for a very long day. Also due to the unhappy baby the thumb is in her mouth quiet a bit as a comfort mechanism I think.


And just when I am about to pull out all of my hair from the non-stop crying she crawls over onto my stomach and lets me capture photos like this.

Now some how I need to convince myself that I MUST sew purses and step away from the summer dresses, well, maybe I can sew one more....

4 Comments:

it's me, Val said...

I. Love. These. Can I put in an order?? Seriously?! Please????? :):)

Dinah said...

Leila's dress is adorable, and she is too! I was a thumb-sucker and it brought me great comfort I'll tell ya'. I remember when my daughter went through all of the teething days and just "off" days.
It can be trying on the parents, but the little ones do move on past it.

Katie Jean said...

Ooh, I love it, it's really cute. And so is Leila. Hang in there, teething is no fun. Isaiah decided to get like 5 teeth in at once and I wanted to run away!

Renee said...

What an adorable dress to go with your cute baby. You did a great job.

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