work in progress...

I've been in semi-hibernation the past several days...summer colds are no fun at all. I'm feeling better now and hope to get some things finished up soon. I started working on a new tutorial for the blog before the plague hit my home and can't wait to share it. The idea started with a top my kiddo has in her closet. I love the way it fits her and it's really comfy to wear. I thought that it would work really well as a dress especially in the midst of an uncomfortably hot summer. So, using the existing top as a guide, I made a pattern for the bodice and then made a few dresses with different style skirts using knit fabrics {woven will work too}. The dress pictured below is simply two gathered tiers + the bodice which makes for a fun, swingy dress. I made another dress using a women's t-shirt I picked up on clearance. Since it wasn't enough fabric to create two gathered tiers, it became a dress with one long tier and side seam pockets. I'll share all the details in the tutorial post once I have everything finished up. In the meantime, here's a little sneak peak...


10 comments

  1. So cute!!!! Love all of the tiers. :)

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  2. What a great sneak peek . . . makes me eager to see how to do it! Thanks for sharing:)

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  3. Super cute! And I really love the way you did the paint graphics as if she was finger painting on glass. very clever.

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  4. CUTE!! Can't wait to check out the tutorial. Sorry you've been sick. :/

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  5. Oh Vanessa, I love it. So cute. Especially since Roxy lives in dresses. The swingier the better.
    Wish I were a better sewer, and pattern follower.
    She has a top that is red, white, and blue (4th of July purchase) that looks similar to this...hmmmmmm

    Glad the plague is gone.

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  6. ciao! it's so cute and I will waiting for the tutorial!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Federica

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  7. So cute! Can't wait for the tutorial!!

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  8. cant' wait for the tutorial! she looks adorable. and hope you feel better - all!!!

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