Hello to you!
Gosh, I’ve been so busy since the beginning of the year….and preparing for the Marshmallow’s (nickname for my daughter)  second birthday! I wanted to create as many things as I could for her…and if you are following me on Facebook or Instagram,  you know all about her first dress (found here), and how I wasn’t satisfied so I made her a second dress (found here), her pillowcase present (found here), and her special Care Bear friend Twinkers (found here).

I was inspired to make a little floral dress (found here) for a customer of mine when she told me she and her husband were expecting a baby girl and it made me realize Spring was just around the corner. Coincidentally my new niece’s baby shower is in two weeks, (p.s. I am so excited to be an AUNTY!!!) so I decided something springy would be perfect for the occasion.

I had the perfect fabric in mind too!! I am absolutely in love with this floral vintage print from Michael Miller that I snagged when Fabric.com was having one of their awesome sales.  (You can find the exact print here).  I adore just about everything from Michael Miller. My only regret was purchasing just one yard so I knew I had to pick a very simple style.

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I went with McCall’s M6058 – its the classic pillow case dress ( purchased here).   I went with Option A minus the underpants – (but now that I think about it, I may have just enough left over to make her one!)

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After cutting the pattern, serging the edges and stitching the front and back together, I realized I wasn’t a fan of the bulky scrunched up front, so instead I decided to make a pleat that would give her a more flat looking front.

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I also wanted to make it a little more fun by fashioning the bow the the back, so I cut a half circle on the top off the back allowing both ends of the strap to come through.  Then I binded the armholes and the back cut out with some bias tape that luckily I had in my stash already.

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And as you all know, I’m a trim addict, I LOVE TRIMS!!! So needless to say, I added some. I was lucky enough to come across this adorable crochet trim at a yard sale (woohooo lucky me!) and I snatched it all up! I think it adds a little romantic, softness to the dress.

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I also wanted the a nice big bow at the back, so I eyeballed a strap measurement that would allow some classy length and thickness, but that wouldn’t be too overwhelming.

And here’s the finished dress:

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And this post wouldn’t be complete without some action shots of my wee spirited one right?! Here she is :trimonabbie

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Thank you for stopping bye! I promise to try and update the blog regularly! (ha!ha! I know I said that before) Talk to you soon!!!

XOXOXO – Candice

 

 

16 thoughts on “SPRING IS ALMOST HERE!!

    1. Thank you Petrina, honestly this was 6 years ago…and I’m pretty sure I just winged it! I was a new blogger and didn’t realize then, how essential adding all ALL the information was. I’m sorry!

      1. HI THERE CANDICE, WOW I DIDN’T THINK i’D GET A RESPONCE FROM YOU.
        i’D JUST LIKE TO SAY THANKYOU VERY MUCH.
        I’m A GRANY AND I’m NOT REALLY INTO ALL THIS HIGH TEC STUFF AS THEY SAY WHEN YOU PUT IT OUT THERE ( INTERNET , CLOUDS GISMO STUFF) YOU CAN’T GET IT BACK IT’S THERE FOREVER. HA, WELL ANYWAY IT’S NICE TO SEE THAT EVEN WHEN PEOPLE POST A QUESTION THAT SOME PEOPLE STILL LOOK AT THEIR PAGES AND GET BACK TO PEOPLE, VERY RARE TO HAVE THE VALUES THAT MOST PEOPLE DON’T CARE ABOUT.HAVE A LOVELY DAY, CHEERS PETRINA.

        1. haha I totally understand! =) I do appreciate you stopping by the blog and I try my best to respond to everyone even if it takes forever lol. Better late than never right? lol Have a great day too!

  1. This is a wonderful option to a simple dress. Our sit & sew group is doing a retreat in May. We have been asked to bring a little “kit” for each person to make and take. I was going to bring pillow case dress kits for them to make and then we’ll donate them to Nancy Zieman’s charity for little girls in Africa. I love the added charm of the bow. Thanks to you, 13 (or more) little girls will be getting special dresses with bows! Stitch on!

  2. Even though this pattern is discontinued, I found it on Ebay for a couple of bucks. Thank you for the details on how you made your own finishing touches to this adorable pillowcase style dress. It is really beautiful!!!

  3. I absolutely love the pleat! I never thought of that. I’ve made countless pillowcase dresses, and sometimes I just didn’t like the bulky look at the neckline of the dress.

    Thank you for this idea!

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