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Phillies Dress

I used Simplicity pattern 6576 to make my friend a Phillies dress for her daughter.  I found the cute baseball fabric and made my own applique, by printing a stencil and cutting the fabric.  I then sewed the Phillies “P” on a circle I cut out of another fabric.  I liked doing this so much, I am thinking of doing different teams 🙂

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Dress with Tote #2

This is probably by favorite creation yet!  I love how the fabrics mesh with each other, and it gives it that topical, beach look 🙂  The tote is also reversible, so can be worn either way, I think it looks great both ways.  This dress was sized for a 3T (about 22″ long).  I had a lot of fun making these and was really happy with the turnout!

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My Good Sport Dress!

I made this dress for a very special little girl, whose parents are loyal Philadelphia Eagles fans.  Personally, I am a loyal NY Giants fan, so making this was tough 🙂 I thought it would be cute to use a team cotton fabric, contrasted with a grey polka-dot fabric for the contrast band and armholes as well as the straps.  This dress will fit 6-12 months, and was SO easy to make.  I know the parents will love it and she will look so sweet in it!

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Pillowcase Dress with Matching Reversible Tote!

I really love this pattern I put together for this pillowcase dress and tote.  I decided to use a reversible tote, so with the dress, either way would match great!  I make my own bias for the armholes, this way I can match everything perfectly 🙂  I chose a bird/paisley pattern with the striped contrast, I found they work great together.  I will post my patterns soon, along with steps on how I made it. 

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Pillowcase Dress #1

For my first go at making this pillowcase dress, I decided to use the fat-quarter pattern I found on The Mother Huddle.  I was able to figure the size based on inches and went from there.  For the neckline, instead of an elastic neckline, I used a bias, that I made myself.

You could purchase bias tape in all sorts of colors to match your fabric, or you could make your own.  Cut 2 strips of bias tape 2″ wide and 13″ long, fold the strips in half lengthwise and press. Open back up and fold both sides in towards the middle, then fold in half. Press with iron.

I loved making this dress, and I look forward to making more!