5.14.2012

Don't Tell PETA But I Killed Two Birds With One Stone

Bird #1 - A birthday dress for O

For the past two years I've made a little something special for O for her birthday and while many traditions have been pushed aside for the time being thanks to the arrival of this little one


this was one tradition that I wanted to keep.  And so I dug through the patterns that I had laying around the house and headed to Joanns for some fabric (since Joanns just so happens to be the only place that sells fabric that's within the three mile radius that I stick to nowadays when I have both kids by myself).  I ended up going with some green and white seersucker which is perfect for summer and another attempt at a dress with alternating stripes.



Again I made the stripes on the bodice horizontal and the stripes on the skirt vertical but I also reversed the lining and the outside of the bodice so that the button placket is visible on the outside and I threw in some alternating stripes there as well.  And just like my last attempt with alternating stripes, the back of this dress may just be my favorite part of the dress.


Bird #2 - A dress for Vintage May

Of course you can't see some seersucker without thinking of the 1920's right?  And perhaps the piping and the vintage buttons add a little vintage flair as well.  Perfect for Kristin and Jess's Vintage May.


See, two birds with one stone.  Hurray!


Pattern: Oliver and S Bubble Dress
Size: 3T
Fabric: Green and white cotton seersucker

14 comments:

  1. great dress! i love what you did with the stripes. and way to make it vintage, too! you have to multi-task like that when you've got two little ones :)

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  2. That dress is awesome but I just can't get over the picture of the tiny one in the mask. So freakin cute!

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  3. you are so funny! i won't tell PETA, promise! very cute dress and i love the alternating stripes! i am impressed she will wear it though, if it isn't pink or purple or yellow... it isn't a girl color and therefore it NEVER gets worn!

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  4. Very cute! And love lobbing boulders at multiple feathered critters too in my creative ventures ;o)

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  5. I love how you customized the Bubble Dress! It's adorable!

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  6. Joe always wears his baseball hat so low over his eyes that he can't see where he's going ... your photos of O. were reminding me of this!

    Baby in bat mask = awesome.

    The dress is ADORABLE. So many things that I love: seersucker, green, and stripes. I love the way you worked with the stripes in both directions too. Nice!

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  7. oooh thanks for sewing along, that's so fun! love that joann seersucker - so light and summery - and the bubble dress pattern is one of my faves. you're awesome, mama!

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  8. Very cute. I love seersucker, I agree that it is the perfect fabric for summer.

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  9. Awesome photos, from bat-baby to O in a field of dandelion clocks... I just about squealed aloud when I saw those because my boys would just go mad huffing and puffing at them all! And cool dress. Piping... I love how you use piping.

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  10. yay, a bubble dress! it turned out super cute. i've been craving some seersucker sewing, too. and that last photo is awesome.

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  11. Gorgeous! That pattern looks great in seersucker. And I think I spy a Little Things bucket hat, too; cute combo.

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  12. I love that dress, mama!
    when are you quitting your day job and getting to opening a little clothing store so we can all have some of your awesomeness?!

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  13. Somehow I missed this post: love the dress and the stripes and the piping and everything! :-)

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  14. I think we are the same person--I totally made this same pattern (in pink gingham which is oh so closely related to stripes) for my firstborn for her third birthday. Holy crap.

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