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A New Sundress

You may remeber this fabric from the Beach Cover Up post here.
I had just a little pice left but it was enough to make a little dress for Aiyanna. I wanted it to be cuter than plain old beach cover up and something she would be able to wear for a couple of summers so here's what I came up with.

Don't you just love it? And it is soooo simple to do.

I cut it 4" below the shirring.

Sew the raw edges making sure the shirring matches up.

Here's what it will look like.

Cut the remaining fabric in two 8" strips.

With right sides together sew the raw edges together on one side.

Fold wrong sides together and iron.

Gather the strip and adjust to fit the bottom of the dress.

Sew to the bottom of the dress.

Try it on the lucky girl.  I had her hold her arms up and I carefully cut out armholes and then cut the back down a couple inches. I pinned the bias tape to the back and armholes while it was on so I could make sure I had the right amount of stretch when I stitched the bias tape on.

You can see here after she took it off the bias tape was real loose.

Sew the bias tape. Make sure to stretch the dress to fit the bias tape.

I'm linking to:
Keeping It SimpleThe Girl Creative


craftedbymama said...

love this, and how cute is that model

Kaysi said...

What a cute dress!!! I love the fabric and she is just a doll!

redlan said...

A beautiful sundress for the summer! She's pretty lil girl

HoosierHomemade said...

That is just adorable! I wish I had a little girl to sew for. Maybe a granddaughter some day. Her hair is so pretty up like that too! Thanks for sharing!
I'd love for you to join us on It's A Blog Party, I host a different linky everyday, Mondays are all about crafting and DIY projects!

Julie said...

Love this! I'm visiting from TGC's Just something I whipped up linky!


Misty said...

Love it!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Robin said...

I am in LOVE with this dress and totally want one for my daughter!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Fabulous tutorial! Found you at Tea Rose Home. I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and see me. I'm having a giveaway this week...Vogue Sewing Patterns! Happy Sewing! :o)

Sachiko said...

How adorable! Thank you so much for sharing.

Its A Blog Party said...

I love the idea. I have all boys.
I do think my brother's girlfriend's little sister would love a sundress. Ill have to give it a try.