Thursday, March 8, 2012

"D" is for Dress #4

Sew: pom pom party dress

My girl #2 will be having her birthday next week and she requested a party dress:

Complete with pom pom trim on the hem:

But my favorite is the navy gingham lining:

Here's how I made the dress:

1. Use Simplicity pattern #9497:

2. Cut your pieces:

3. I modified the construction process to allow for the bias tape trim:

4.  The pink contrast provides the perfect divide between the floral print and gingham lining:

5. Add the bias tape at the base of the bodice as well:

6. Hem as usual then add the pom pom trim, if ever we decide to remove the trim the hem will remain intact.

7. Ready to wear:

And the back has a full hidden zipper:

This birthday girl is ready with her pom pom party dress.

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. super cute! i love the color combo!
    btw- i FINALLY paid it forward and the package should arrive with recipient tomorrow. i had it done for a while but i stink at mailing in a timely manner. :)

  2. So cute! Love the lining. And the pink/navy combo is adorable!


  3. Very cute! I like the color combo and the length. Good luck with the PRP open auditions!

    jess @

  4. The dress is adorable and your daughter is precious wearing it! The pom pom trim and little pink shoes are the perfect finishing touches.

  5. Awww .... Jamie, it's priceless!

    She's adorable!


  6. SO adorable! I love your attention to detail and I love the color combo too!!

  7. This is adorable!

    I would love if you would post and share it with my readers! Join the Community and share any of your creative project!

    Susan @ Oh My! Creative

  8. Love your fabric choices!!! The pink bias is perfect. A great dress!!!

  9. Such a cute dress!! I am making dresses for my Granddaughters. It is so much fun to sew for them!!

  10. Super cute! We'd love it if you linked up to Crafty Cousins!

    ~Nat and Ash

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

  11. So sweet, my daughter would love this party dress, lovely colour combinations and the pom pom hem is so cute. Thanks for sharing.