DIY Girls Dress


I made this cute tie-strap dress for my niece for her second birthday. This was the first time she's really enjoyed opening her presents and it was such fun to watch. She even asked to try on the dress right away. :) The dress consists of just a tube of fabric gathered at the top with elastic and ties at the top. I loosely based the pattern on a girls dress in the book Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. Instead of using elastic thread I topstitched over three rows of 1/4 inch wide elastic.

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DIY Outfit – Calico Girl's Dress



When I first started sewing, I was often drawn to the calicos and the quilting fabrics. In fact I still have loads of them in my fabric stash. I still love them today but tend to avoid them when making clothes for myself. I just don't find a lot of opportunity for wearing something so sweet. But children can get away with such cuteness, which is why it is so fun to shop and sew for them. Today's DIY inspiration is a sweet little calico dress perfect for Fall.

How to DIY a Girl's Dress

Step 1 Our inspiration is this sweet calico dress from Caramel Baby & Child. I love the simple shape and classic fabric.

Step 2 The dress has a simple design, loosely fit with long sleeves and front pockets. It's very similar to Burda Style 09/2013 #147.

Step 3 The fabric is a classic dark colored floral calico similar to this one from Fabric.com. Also similar to this one.

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Moodboard – Cool Kids Clothing


My mind has been so preoccupied by fashion lately that I'm even dreaming of coats and dresses. But adults shouldn't have all the fun right? Here are some super cool kids clothes for fall.

Clockwise from top left:
Blazer Outfit  //  Striped Sweater  //  Red Sneaker  //  Mustard Coat  //  Knitted Cap  //  Sweater Outfit  //  Leggings  //  Hooded Sweatshirt  //  Pink Satchel  //  Floral Dress


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