Thursday, February 23, 2012

DIY Seersucker Dresses

Spring dresses for my girls

Seersucker, white cotton yoke neck and ruffles, we're ready for Spring.


And yes that is my girl #2 and girl #1 on the beach in New York in February.
No school this week and the weather is balmy!





Here's how I made the dresses:

1. Using Simplicity pattern #2270 dress B:

2. Cut out pieces:
- blue seersucker for the dress front, back and ruffle
- white Kona cotton for the yoke neck


3. Follow the pattern for construction.



4. Add the ruffled trim, 3/4" wide seersucker cut on the bias, twice the circumference of the dress.
Gather using loose zigzag stitch, pin in place and straight stitch.


We have multiple Spring events this year: Baptism, First Holy Communion, birthdays and Graduation so these dresses are bound to get some good use.

Thanks girls for modeling!

19 comments:

  1. the dresses are beautiful, but your girls are so adorable!!!

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  2. On the beach in February! You lucky girls! The dresses (and the children) are adorable.

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  3. I'm such a sucker for seersucker. Love the ruffles at the bottom.

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  4. #1: the girls are gorgeous, #2: those dresses are too

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  5. Such adorable dresses. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  6. Very very cute! I love round neck yokes and seersucker is such a great fabric.

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  7. Those are adorable! So are the little girls modeling them.

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  9. The dresses are adorable and the girls look so sweet. I made matching dresses for my girls, who are now grown, and they always loved them. It is fun to see seersucker being used again.

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  10. Your girls and their dresses are adorable!

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  11. Those are so preppy cute!!! Please come link it up at my party tonight! Starts at 9, link up once appear on 4 blogs!

    ♥Linsey at The Farmhouse Porch

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  12. Those are so sweet, I think I'm going to try to make some for my great nieces.

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  13. These are adorable. White and blue is such lovely combination...

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  14. Those models sure are cute! Good work on the dresses.

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  15. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party and would love for you to stop by and share this...http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  16. These are so adorable!! I will be looking for that pattern - my girl needs a dress like this for this summer. And the seersucker! SO CUTE!

    Heidi

    handmadefrenzy.blogspot.com

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