Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Little Dress for my Lillie

A while ago, my sister Annie went through her closet to get rid of all the clothes that didn't fit her anymore.  I just happened to spot a fun pink top in the pile that I thought would make an adorable dress for Lillie.  Last night I finally tried it out and it did turn out so cute.  I didn't do a tutorial on it because I was just making it up as I go and failed to take pictures, sorry.  But I do have a tutorial on how I made the flower on the dress.  Without further ado, here is the finished dress.

 I decided to cross the straps in the back because I thought it was cute. :)
 Of course I had to take pictures with her actually wearing it.  What kind of a mom would I be if I didn't show off this cute face.

How to make the flower:
Start with ribbon.  Sew a running stitch and then pull one thread to gather it.

Cut out a circle of felt
Hot glue the ribbon along the circle however big you want to make it.  After the first loop around I added some tulle to give it another dimension.
Bring your ribbon around again and finish with an embellishment in the center.  I got mine at Micheal's in their $1 bin.
I finished it with a clip on the bottom so that I could use it on the dress or in Lillie's hair. 
(The picture below shows the tulle a little bit better than the others)

Hope you like it! 

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Shwin W said...

This is really cute! Great job!

hclairec said...

Cute! My daughter makes & sells hair bows, she may need to add this one to her collection.

annie said...

I will have to try this one and put it on my blog!! I should sell them also I may need my shirt back!! oh and another thing is that it is a dress not a shirt it was a beach dress! get it right!! kay love you!

Ashley Sumsion said...

Hi cute Lillie!!! I love your steps, Jonie. They turned out awesome.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! :)

Lindsayb-mo said...

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Love your blog! What an adorable dress!!! Hope you'll stop by!

Sue said...

Awwww .... I love Lillie! The dress is nice too, lol!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow

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Cute as Pie! :)
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Sachiko said...

OH, your little one put smile on my face, she is soo cute!

PiggysPen said...

What a cute idea!

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