Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sparkly Butterfly Dress

Day 3 & Day 4 of the kids clothes week challenge were spent working on this dress. I have been wanting to make an a-line dress forever, so I'm glad to check it off my list.



It was not as hard as I thought it was going to be, and I learned a couple of tricks along the way that I know I will use for other patterns. I love the way the inside of the neckline is done as it lays very flat, even though it has a deep curve.



The pattern I used was New Look 6504 (View B). The fabric was hand picked by my daughter a while back and she couldn't be happier to finally have the dress she's been wanting for a while. She also picked the buttons, big & purple.



I copied the pattern onto freezer paper because I know I'll use it again and again. I can't wait to make it in a fabric that I actually like :)



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12 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

What a sweet dress!
Kathy

Miri said...

Adorable summer dress! I've always loved A-line dresses.

Threeundertwo said...

Perfect dress for summer! (and I like the fabric - I'm pretty girly). Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday!

Andrea said...

That is so cute! I always copy patterns to tissue paper so I can use then again as my kids grow!

Anne Maskell said...

I love the dress and the fabric! You've made another winner!

Melissa said...

She looks adorable. I have a daughter who has a dress (actually I think she outgrew it) out of that fabric too. :)

Liz said...

So cute! I have 4 sons, but I think I am going to make a few of these for my friend's daughter. New follower via WWDIA! Nice to meet you!

Kelli said...

I found you thru Women who Do it All, loving your blog and the projects! Happily following!

~Kelli @ Smidgens

Craft Envy said...

I love it! Thanks for linking up!

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Jessica Hills said...

That is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing this on Favorite Things Friday!

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is simply adorable. I love the buttons. You do amazing work! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Andrea said...

I definitely have a yard of that sparkly butterfly fabric and I feel the same way about it. Love the cut of that dress. Don't you just love how easy freezer paper makes cutting out? I just cut out my 8th pair of pants from the same freezer paper pattern and it is still ironing on great. Such a great invention.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com