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6.8.10

Garden Party Dress

I saw a dress in a Garnet Hill catalog a while back and I instantly loved it.  My first thought was that Aiyanna really needs this dress.  Then I saw the $89 price tag. *GASP*  Ok now I really need to figure out how to make it myself because Aiyanna really needs this dress.  I realized it's really just an embellished pillowcase dress. OK, I can do that.  Let's give it a shot.

It's not identical to the one in the catalog, but it's pretty darn close.



First just make a basic pillowcase dress.  The only difference is the finished tie should be 4" wide.

 
For the pink flowers I used this tutorial at Sew Much Ado. You will need a total of 8 pink flowers.

For the big white circles here's what you do:
 
Cut 5 large circles with a 6" diameter
Cut 5 medium circles with a 4.5" diameter
Cut 5 small circles with 3" diameter

Serger or use a tight zigzag stitch around the edges.  Stack 1 large, medium, and small circle together.

Here is where you need to place them on your dress.


To sew them to the dress I just sewed an X through the middle of the circles.

Tack the pink rose in the middle of the big white circles.
Tack the 3 left over pink roses to the top part of the dress and you're done.

This dress is perfect for having a tea party 

Dancing

Checking out some flowers

or picking some

and just looking cute!

I'm happy cause I love the dress and Aiyanna does too.  My husband is happy because it didn't cost $89.  I already had everything on hand. 

Now go take some time to stop and smell the flowers!!!!

50 comments:

theteo5 said...

I love it! The pink is beautiful. I love the flowers and the stitching around them. Yep, she needed that dress...aren't you glad you didn't spend $90 getting it?!

Andrea said...

That is DARLING! Great job!

she wears flowers said...

Nancy!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!

mylittlegems said...

This is so stinkin cute! really cute! I just sent you an email :)
sharla ;)

Renee•Candy Stick Lane said...

BABY!!!! You ROCKED this dress! Its sensational!

Donene said...

Oh, it is darling! I love it!

Michelle said...

Adorable! I wonder if I can make a 9 month size lol, that would be a small pillow case!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is gorgeous! I love the flowers on the dress! Beautiful!

Heather said...

Simply beautiful! I adore this dress! I might have to make a couple for my girls. Thanks for sharing!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This is amazingly cute! I am in love with it. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Green Gracie Home said...

Adorable dress...I must get busy! Thanks for the inspiration!

KJ said...

Found your dress featured at Someday Crafts, this is lovely. The pink serged flowers and tie are such a nice combination. Well done!

Joy Beadworks said...

I don't know what's more amazing, your dress or your photography!
I'm new here.
www.joybeadworks.blogspot.com

Alison said...

This just moved to the top of my to-do list. Adorable!

LaKeta said...

This is seriously darling!!! I saw your dress feature on Someday Crafts and had to see your blog!!!

Have a great weekend,

LaKeta

1luckeegirl.blogspot.com

MessyMissy said...

Aw, that it adorable. I love pillow case dresses and those embellishments are so awesome....I love how circumvented the pricetag.

Jennifer said...

she is just too cute and I love her dress!!!

Healthy Life said...

Funny design, beautiful child.

Brooke said...

Wow! The dress is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I will be linking to your adorable dress.
Brooke
thecraftcave.blogspot.com

Wabi-Sabi Wanderings said...

This gorgeous creation is definitely inspiring!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Absolutely Adorable!!! Both the dress and your daughter!

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

I love this - gorgeous! Color is beautiful.

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Jill said...

That dress is fabulous!! And all the better for having made by you rather than bought!

I'd love if you'd link this project up to my new party - 'A Round Tuit' at:
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/2010/08/round-tuit-9.html

Have a great week!

Dorian said...

This is when I wish I had a daugther!! I'm actually in the process of making something like this fpr my niece...will probably post mind next week.

You're very talented ...LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Visiting from It's So Very Creative

janimal said...

Just beautiful! I am going to make some flowers like that - they look great. And your little model is adorable!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hello! Amazing job - simply gorgeous! Your little model is adorable too! I am featuring this today {stop by and grab a featured button if you like} Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

Alicia said...

Oh! This is adorable! Very nice job! It seems like she loves the dress, too!

Val said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Wander said...

That dress is unbelievable! I love it!!

JHill said...

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

Misty said...

Adorable dress! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

anne maskell said...

Adorable!

Sheri@childmade.com said...

Super cute! I feel like I need to have a party so she can wear it more! It's adorable, and what impact! I could see that coming down the walk on project runway! Well done! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

Nikki said...

What a cute dress... I love it!

Elisabeth said...

It turned out beautiful. A perfect light and airy dress for the hot days of summer and for a garden/tea party.

Elisabeth
http://homeschoolblogger.com/timbuck2mom/

Andrea said...

I'm featuring this tomorrow at Make It Wear It! Stop by and grab a featured button if you'd like!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I LOVE this dress. Simply beautiful! I'd love it if you'd link up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's (still going on today!) http://imtopsyturvy.com

Living Creatively said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Just precious. Amazing.
Glad you got so many pictures. One of those needs to be submitted to a kids' magazine. Seriously.

Cheryl said...

Really pretty. I do the same thing - catalogs are inspiration! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Summer said...

I'll be featuring your idea on my blog tomorrow! Come grab a featured button!

http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

Sumo

Abbi said...

Very cute and a way better price!

Its A Blog Party said...

She is so cute! The dress is amazing!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

sisters4saymoreismore said...

are you kidding me! this is ridiculous cute!!!! my girls would die over a dress like that!!!!

~selina

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

love love love love LOVE it! Can't wait to make my own. SO cute! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

I can't go on enough of how much I love this dress! I'll be featuring this tomorrow! Thanks again for coming by!

Restorative Living said...

You. Are. Amazing. Seriously?! So absolutely adorable. And easy! You are going to make me look good when I give this as a gift!

Brandi said...

LOVE IT! such an adorable dress!

Samatha@Cheap Tuxedos said...

This tea party dress is so cute, thanks for the tutorials! I hope I could finish my work before the weekend so that I could make one for my niece!

Samatha@Cheap Tuxedos said...

This tea party dress is so cute, thanks for the tutorials! I hope I could finish my work before the weekend so that I could make one for my niece!

Going Out Dresses said...

An adorable dress!She is so cute! The dress is amazing!