Friday, September 23, 2011

homemade dress love

 A couple of months ago, I wrote this post, detailing some of the projects that were in my future sewing queue. This little smock style dress was one of those projects, and I'm happy to say that I not only have one of these sweet, simple dresses sewn, but two, both in very different styles. Take a look,

Isn't that adorable? After I sewed the first dress, I knew I wanted a second, but I couldn't find the 'right' patterned fabric for what I wanted. Then I ran across the blog of the person who designed the pattern for this dress, and she suggested using one fabric for the sleeves and one fabric for the body. I loved that idea and came up with this,

These dresses are absolutely adorable on Hannah Grace. Not only are they cute and easy to sew, they can also be worn in pretty much any temperature (except, perhaps, for those awful sweltering mid-July temps). Cotton is light enough to be worn in warm weather, and once the cool air hits, I'll just pair the dresses with leggings or tights! 


  1. That was helpful advice, thanks! I think you're probably right... and it certainly gives me a lot to think about. This is exactly why I didn't want to make a decision too quickly. And yes, it does seem to be just prime lenses and the crazy expensive pro lenses with the wide apertures... I'm not sure why but I'm sure there's some sort of reason.

    I'm amazed by the stuff you make for Hannah Grace!

  2. I really love the blue and the green dress!