A Sweet Little Dress



I finally decided on something to make using the awesome vintage bird fabric I found a few weeks ago! I knew I wanted to make a dress but couldn't decide what style. I ended up choosing this round yoke neck dress pattern I found on Etsy. I like that it's simple enough to really focus on the fabulous fabric and that it has a retro look. I also got to use cool wood buttons which always makes me happy! I love the dress on its own but think it will be pretty darn cute this fall over leggings.








A few tips if you decide to give this pattern a try:

1/4" wide Stitch Witchery! Get some. I found it really helpful when creating the yoke.

Also, I made some single fold bias tape to use a facing for the armholes. Much smoother finish than trying to just fold over and hem the armholes.

Overall, it was a bit of a challenge to make-the yoke parts are kinda tricky but stick with it! Makes for a very cute dress.

12 comments

  1. It is beautiful! I love the yoke on the dress, too. I am bookmarking that pattern for future dresses. I don't know that I need anymore, but it can go on my "want" list. That fabric is so awesome.

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  2. so cute! She's really adorable in it. :)

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  3. ADORABLE! I really love this fabric, and I love that you turned it into a dress!

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  4. Love the red wall in the back. What is stitch witchery? How do I use it?

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  5. If you hadn't reminded me about finding the fabric in a thrift store I would have thought it was bought from a top fabric store! It is that good! And if you hadn't told me you made this absolutely fantastic dress, I would have thought it was bought from a designer childrens wear boutique! It's that good!

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  6. This caught my eye on a blog link up. It's super cute! Well done!

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  7. super cute, the fabric is awesome!

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  8. this dress is sooo beautiful!! I'm gonna make one like this when little chilli grows up... ^^^___^

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  9. Such lovely fabric...I love finding unique vintage fabrics!....and the dress turned out beautifully...yokes scare me but after seeing this I may have to give it a try!

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  10. So cute!! I'd love to make one . . . the link doesn't seem to work anymore - do you know what the pattern maker/number is? I'm inspired by yours!

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  11. @Lucinda-that shop closed some time ago :( But I think there are similar patterns out there.

    Here are a few:

    https://www.youcanmakethis.com/info/featured-products/Round-Neck-Top-Sundress.htm

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/64545213/pink-dress-12m-to-8t-pdf-pattern-and

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62342840/circle-top-shirt-pdf-pattern-baby

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  12. THanks so much - I'll go check them out!!

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