While Olivia doesn't really grow out she sure grows up. (As in, she doesn't really get fatter, but she gets taller.) So even though the first shirred dress I made for Olivia still fits her in the sense that I can get it on over her head, she has long since outgrown its length. (No pun intended.) It's even too short as a little shirt/top thing now. So anyway, a new dress was in order.
A fun new
This dress has lots of comfy rows of shirring on top...
...and a nice wide hem down at the bottom.
I'm just head-over-heels for this sweet vintage-style fabric. But the cute fabric isn't my favorite thing about this dress. My favorite part is...
This is the first project I've had a chance to make with my new handmade buttons. It seems a little silly, but I've been so busy making the buttons (and, ya know, being a mom and wife and stuff) that I haven't fit in a whole lot of sewing time lately.
So it was nice to finally get a chance to just sit down and sew. And to have such fun buttons to sew with! I know I'm biased, but I absolutely love them! I really feel like these buttons add such a fun, original touch to the dress.
Anyway, since this tester batch was so small there's only one other set available. You can purchase them HERE in my shop if you like. May the fastest red-orange lover win the prize! :)
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I'm absolutely in love with this little dress. And the little girl inside it. On days like today when the weather's a little more on the gloomy side, seeing this dress with all it's happy colors picks me right up. Especially when it's on Olivia.
These little shirred dresses come together so quickly and since they're stretchy they fit for a long time, especially if you add in a little extra length to begin with.
(Perhaps a tutorial is in order?)
So far, Olivia seems to love the dress.
It's perfect for rocking out.
(Get it? Rocking out? In the rocking chair? ...)
It's long enough that it'll fit her well for a while, but not so long that she trips over it.
And not so long that you can't see those cute little pink leggings. :)
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Oh, and it's a pretty good dress for just hanging out and smiling at the world too.
Have a great weekend everyone!