little blue flowers

Sadie has been on this kick lately…she wants to wear dresses every. single. day.
Be still my heart! Oh darn, right?
So I hopped to and made her this little number.
I made it from a thrifted skirt (check out the before at the bottom of the post), which cost a whopping $2 or something. That kind of refashioning deal makes me giddy! ( I know, I have a problem)
The label on the skirt said it was from Saks 5th Avenue (a LOOONG time ago, I’m sure), so Sadie is wearing high fashion?
I don’t know, I’ve never shopped there.
So, back to the dress. It was pretty simple-and my favorite detail is the little ruching on the sleeves and bow. I thought that up late one night and have been looking for a reason to use it ever since.
It closes in back with a wooden button from the original skirt, and elastic loopy.
Here’s the before.

I’m thinking of having a little sew-along for the shirt from yesterday’s post…What do you guys think about that? I’m excited about it! More details to come!

Comments

  1. This dress is adorable. How did you make the pattern? Any chance of a tutorial or at least a few pointers, pleeeeease!

  2. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  3. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  4. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  5. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  6. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  7. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  8. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  9. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  10. Me, too, me too! This is adorable; I’d love some pointers. My daughter is five and is STILL on the dress every day kick…I’m pretty good at summer dresses for her but not so much anything with sleeves. ;)

  11. I like your new version better than the skirt version :)
    You’ve got skills!

  12. I love all of your creations but for some reason this one really catches my eye! I love the detail on the sleeves and the tuck at the neck. Any pointers or tutorials for any of your creations would be fantastic in my book. :)

  13. So sweet. I love the simple details.

  14. I love all of your creations but for some reason this one really catches my eye! I love the detail on the sleeves and the tuck at the neck. Any pointers or tutorials for any of your creations would be fantastic in my book. :)

  15. Love this dress!

  16. oh my this is cute! Love the makeover/refashion.

  17. OooOOOooh!! I’d totally be up for a sew-along! LOVE those shirts, and this dress!

  18. I’m the same way, it makes me soooooo happy to refashion clothes!

    Cute dress!

  19. Adorable dress! I love the little details.

    I’d love to sew along with you!

  20. I wouldn’t know ANYTHING about a girl wanting to wear dresses every day! haha! Love the sleeve detail :)

  21. The sleeves and the little pleat in the front- so adorable!! Not to mention little Sadie! She is too cute with those chubby little cheeks!

  22. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  23. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  24. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  25. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  26. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  27. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  28. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  29. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  30. I say it EVERY TIME…JEALOUS! That is the sweetest little dress ever! :)

    She is precious!

  31. Seriously you are killing me with all these cute clothes. I’m trying to be a responsible adult and you keep tempting me to run off to the sewing machine. Will you stop it already.
    By the way, I think this is my favorite thing you’ve made lately. Maybe?

  32. This dress is adorable! And it truly looks super high quality. You are a pro.

    Also, I am mega excited about the sew-along for yesterday’s shirt. Woot woot!

  33. I am amazed at all the clothes you make for your daughter. Your amazing! I’d love to do a sew along and learn how to make a shirt.

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

  34. Heck yeah for a sew-a-long!!

  35. Kadie wants to wear dresses every day too! I love it. So adoreable!! And “YES PLEASE” on the sew along!! Lookin forward to it, for real!

  36. aw, i love the little details on this simple little dress… the sleeves and the pleat on the front… bestill my heart! Nothing i love more than a good mix of simple and details. Well, except maybe a pair of pinchable little cheeks… and this post has those, too!

  37. This is adorable! The details really set it apart. You do great work!

  38. Simply adorable! Love the fabric and the details.

  39. Love it!! I so want to be able to sew these cute dresses! Sadie’s dress is awesome…..way better than the skirt!!

  40. Very cute I love the dress and would love to make on for my 2 year old. I also loved yesterday shirt and would love to sew along with you.

  41. oh yes, a sew along! sounds fantastic. please let it be the second shirt from yesterday’s post. my girl is a few months younger than Sadie which makes me envy all Sadie’s cute clothes!

  42. How do you do it!!?! That dress is adorable! I want one! LOL.

  43. I love this, Jess! The sleeves are adorable… definitely my favorite part. And the print on that fabric! I would certainly be up for a shirt sew-along!

  44. You are so flipping talented! I L.O.V.E this dress! And the tops you made for her the other day are to die for! You have inspired me to get off my keester and sew my girl baby some clothes! Maybe even the boy baby!

  45. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  46. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  47. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  48. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  49. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  50. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  51. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  52. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  53. umm, LOVE LOVE LOVE this. and love it that sadie is into dresses- how fabulous! :)

  54. love all the stuff you’ve been making jess. you’re a super pro! I’m so impressed how you make these cute outfits!

  55. I enjoy all your posts and clothes that you make, but, This little blue one is super super cute!!!

  56. Girl that is so awesome! What a very cool new dress! You’ve got talent!

    :-)

  57. That dress is so ADORABLE! :)

  58. I am in love with this dress. It is very modest. I would love to know how to make it. Please do a tutorial on this dress.

    Thanks

  59. i would love a sew along as that is mainly how i have learned to sew thanks to you you and other bloggers!!! I really appreciate your blog

  60. Where can we get a pattern for this?!

  61. Gorgeous dress!!!

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