Friday, March 2, 2012

"D" is for Dress #3

Sew: sunny Spring dress

Girl #2 happily modeled this tank style dress:

Complete with red gingham trim and covered buttons up the back:

And added the red gingham bias trim as an accent:

Here's how I made the dress:

1. Using Simplicity pattern #5226, top C extended to dress length, cut out pieces:

Construct dress as per instructions, center back top portion was modified for buttons.

2. Make fabric covered buttons with Wrights kit:

3. Make buttonholes and lay out buttons:

4. Stitch in place:

Ready to wear:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


  1. Very cute! Found your blog via Pinterest. This is my first visit, and I've already seen three project I want to make! Thanks!

  2. delizioso!!! complimenti e baci!!!

  3. Now I want to make one for our granddaughter! Your attention to detail is amazing. The checkered trim and buttons are the perfect touch.

  4. Your dresses are so cute and thank you for sharing them at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday. I have featured you at my party this week.


  5. Such a gorgeous, but practical little dress. Love the gingham trim and buttons.

  6. Adorable! It's cute without being fussy.

  7. Stopping by from the Strut Your Stuff Link Party!

  8. Fabulous! I love the fabric choices. I would love for you to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday!

  9. What a cute dress, and great fabric choice!

  10. Super cute dress! I'm just now getting into sewing! Became a new follower - hope you'll consider following back :)

    xoxo jessie

  11. this is one of the cutest I've ever seen! good choice on the red gingham trim.