November 19, 2012

Polka Dot Dress

Hi everyone! How was your weekend?

Mine was not too eventful but I was one busy mommy for the past two days. Oh, make that three!

I made four dresses over the weekend. Yes, you read that right. FOUR.

Friday night, at the last minute, I decided to sew a dress for each of my daughter which they wore the next day for our family photo shoot. I wish I had taken pictures! Blame me not, please. I was too tired by the time I finished the sweater dress for my little one. I promise to post pictures one of these days.

Have I mentioned that I'm a sucker for free clothing items? I haven't gone back to the freecycling center lately but I brought home this large size GAP long sleeves from a while back. I recycled it into a dress for my daughter. Perfect as an overlay in this cold weather. An added bonus is she can wear it in the summertime too.

Can you see the 4 blue lines? Those are the markers for my shirring.

Okay, so that's the third. The fourth one is probably the best I have sewn so far. The fabric I used is from Red Rooster. I bought a yard for $6.50 from our local Arts & Crafts store a couple of months ago.

For a seasoned seamstress, this dress would have been done in an hour (my guess). But for a starter like me, this took over 3 hours to finish. I'm not joking. The hardest was the sleeves. I have not sewn sleeves other than those of the peasant dress.

So without further ado, here is my daughter's new polka dot dress.

I've given myself a pat on the back for successfully whipping this. Are you a sewing enthusiast like me? What have you sewn lately?


  1. what a precious dress! I cannot sew, I need to learn!

    1. Natalie, thank you! I learned how to sew through my mother. Glad she taught me the skill!

  2. I can sew, but it looks like you can SEW!!
    I get nervous because I'm scared I'm going to mess something up. I'll make a few VERY SIMPLE stuff for my daughter but thats the extent of my sewing!

    1. Thank you! It took me a lot of practice to get to this!

  3. It's very nice Joy, I cannot sew but I'd love to learn :) Happy New Year too.. I enjoy reading your blog :)

    1. There are a lot of sewing tutorials on the web, just be patient :) Thank you for stopping by!


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