Easy Summer Dress

June 11, 2010


After walking through a vintage shop last weekend that sold handmade little girl dresses, I got totally inspired to make one for Avery.

I looked online and found really easy instructions for making a very basic dress, using leftover fabric from the birthday party I threw for my sister-in-law.

These are some shots I took around our house…


I’m definitely a beginner at this whole sewing thing, but if I can do it, anyone can! It just takes a little time and patience.

Here are the step-by-step instructions that I followed. The instructions are for a pillowcase dress, but I just used my leftover fabric. And I added the ruffle to the hem of the dress.



A few days ago as I was putting Avery to bed for her nap, she said, “Mama, it’s not time for a nap yet! Just chill up!”

Oh.my.word. Ok, missy, not only is that NOT the correct terminology, but I am WAY too young to have my daughter telling me to chill out!!

Wow. So NOT ready for that stage of life!



Happy weekend everyone!:)


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