Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two Dresses are DONE! {ALYOF}

My February ALYOF Goal has been reached!
My goal was to finish two dresses that I had started for my daughter.
The goal post is here and I was number 83 in the goal linky party.

Here is the dress I created for E's upcoming birthday. 

The bodice, sash and skirt lining fabrics are all from my stash, as were the buttons and the ribbon. The skirt patchwork came from a fat quarter bundle I recently won (from The Intrepid Thread through Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday... post here). It was one of those prizes that I just had to cut into right away :) 

The pattern is the free Party Dress from The Cottage Mama. (I made two of these last year - link!).

The second dress I made is being reserved for Easter (most likely she'll be wearing a long sleeve shirt and tights under it!). Both fabrics and the ric-rac are from my stash. The pattern is another free pattern from The Cottage Mama - this one is called the Summer Picnic Dress. 

I started the photo shoot by using an old school desk to hang the dress on. Well, this desk is usually E's snack desk... She jumped right into the middle of my shoot and gave me this look when she realized that she wasn't going to get any snacks right that second. She makes us smile :)


  1. Both dresses are adorable. And yes, we lived in South Dakota when my daughter was the same age, so long sleeves and tights are the usual. I miss having a little girl to sew for like this. There are so many cute little dress patterns available right now.

  2. Your dresses are adorable. Love little girl dresses - so sweet :)

  3. Your dresses turned out so well. The first one is just gorgeous. I love the look on her face and her finger pointing at the tray. You should do a caption this with that photo.

  4. The dresses are adorable! So is your little pouty face! SO cute.