9.17.2012

Gray + White = Love

Sometimes the best things in life are the little things.



A beautiful sunrise.  An uninitiated "I love you" from your kiddo.  A new aisle that you discover at Joanns.



Would you believe that I'd never really been down the aisle of trim at Joanns?  Shocking, but true.  But somehow I ended up there the other day and I fell in love with the idea of making a simple little dress with white fluffy trim around the bottom of the bodice. 

I turned to my stash in attempt to use up what I have before buying something new and as luck would have it, I just so happened to have the perfect amount of light gray chambray fabric left over from this project.  Throw in the perfect little pattern (Simplicity 2828) that just so happened to be laying around our house and it's almost like this dress was meant to be.


I love the simplicity of the white and gray together.  And I'm a sucker for a good looking pleat and the cuteness of flutter sleeves.  The bodice is lined as the pattern recommends but I ended up slip-stitching the lining in to make it nice and pretty inside.  And I threw in a pink invisible zipper - although I suppose it's not so invisible since it's pink.


I left the dress rather long because

1) O is growing like a weed nowadays and
2) she loves to wear super long dresses.

In fact, if I left it up to her, I'm pretty sure that all her dresses would be floor length.  Hopefully, she'll settle for something a wee-bit shorter in this case.


* 5 minutes after these photos were taken, O smeared strawberries all over the dress.  That's right - you better run, child.


12 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the first picture with the dandelion! Sweet :)

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  2. I love it! And O can sure rock a top knot!

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  3. i love it! you always make me wish i could sew clothes, and that's doubly true in this case!

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  4. I love everything about it, including the little girl with attitude inside it! (I hope the strawberry washed out.)

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  5. This dress is just gorgeous - may have to check out this pattern!

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  6. Love the sleeves, love the trim, and really love the pink zipper.

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  7. The dress is fab, and chuckling at the exciting new aisle discovery. As for the strawberries, she obviously wanted the front of the dress to match the zip ;o)

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  8. omigosh i'm totally in love with the gray and white! what a freakin' lovely dress. great work.

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  9. that's a great looking dress on a great looking kid! really, really beautiful. i love that pink zipper, too. :)

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  10. Oooh, I love this. The gray is so lovely. She looks a little like an overcast sky with puffy clouds around her waist. Appropriate to your climate, eh? ;-)

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  11. This is darling.... My 4 year old loooves long dresses too. I've been making them a little longer than usual to accommodate her crazy demands!

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  12. What a sweet dress! I need to start making more things like this for my girls.

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