I know that I have already shared some of these, but I really enjoy making them. I have had these cut out since our LNKHandmade team meeting on the 3rd. I guess my favorite part is shopping for the shirts, it’s a shopping challenge to find interesting shirts that can be reassembled in to adorable dresses.
The minute I saw this shirt I had to have it, unfortunately it wouldn’t fit anyone, but add some hearts and tie dye and it really makes a fun little dress. Little Miss says she only likes the hearts.Once you get the hang of this pattern you can really make these fast. I think I can make one in about an hour and, believe me, I am not rushing. I have even been using some of the decorative stitches on my machine for the edge stitching. I have also been using some interesting colors of thread from my giant bag of thread that I got from my Aunt, it seems to have almost every color and I have used up at least 5 spools.This flora fabric was one of my first purchases for making the Sienna Dress. I liked the pattern so much I didn’t notice that it was 100% polyester. It is still a knit, but it does not stretch as well, which is important for the neck binding (I should have used a different fabric for that) and it won’t breathe as well, but it sure is cute!The tie dye fabric on the sleeves is from a shirt I dyed myself and wore to death years ago. Luckily there were still a few usable areas left. I need to use that technique again, I love how it looks like fire.I have almost finished my new nursing top and I’ll have that tutorial to share tomorrow or Friday, now I’m just testing some embellishment ideas, you know I couldn’t just leave it plain, right?