cute as a button party dress

So, Charlotte’s first birthday is almost upon us. GASP! I am shocked at how fast this first year went, much faster than it did with Sadie. I’ve (of course) already been in full party planning mode for her (and Sadie’s) parties, and so decided to knock out her party dress early. The theme is “Cute as a Button”. Cute right?! (…as a button?…)
So obviously I went with a super button-y dress-polka dots on the bottom and lots o’ buttons on the bodice!
Fabric is Pastel Polka Dots from the Hullabaloo line by Moda. From my awesome sponsor, Ribbon Retreat!
I laid them out on the bodice, took a picture, and tried to keep them spaced the same when I sewed them down, but it did turn out differently than I planned it, oh well.
Just know it was supposed to look a little bit better. (the perfectionist inside me is hollering, the lazy person won the fight though)
I still love it! (and so does Sadie, she tried to try it on herself, it probably would fit actually, it’s a little big on C)
I still might go back and add a couple of buttons on here and there, but for now, I like it! (read: Sick of sewing on buttons!)

These are the colors for the party, bright and cheerful spring colors! I have found some cute ideas for decor and goodies, so I’m excited for this party. :D

Comments

  1. super sweet & such a clever idea :)

  2. love it!

  3. I love this–it’s really cute, and the colors of the buttons match the skirt perfectly!

  4. I think this is adorable, and I like the fact that the buttons are spaced in places – gives it more flair :) .

  5. oh that is just so adorable I love it!!

  6. I LOVE IT!! Can’t wait to see the party ideas!! Love me some parties!! (particularly kids’ parties!)

  7. I think this is one of the cutest things you’ve made! LOVE it!!

  8. I almost fell out of my chair from the sheer cuteness! How do you ever get anything done with those cheeks in the house?! lol

  9. This is the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen – and I LOVE the party theme!! Your blog is one of my favorites!!

  10. Awwww, she’s so sweet! And that dress is adorable! Love it!

  11. What a perfect party dress!! I like how the buttons are almost heart shaped. :)

  12. So cute!

  13. Super cute! Love the buttons with the polka dots! :)

  14. *love*

    And tell the perfectionist you to shut up, because that looks perfect just as it is so I don’t know what she’s complaining about. xo

  15. This dress is truly adorable Jess. So fresh and fun and charming. Lucky Charlotte!

  16. just one word: wonderful!!!
    bye
    http://lascatoladibonbon.blogspot.com/

  17. Oh my goodness this is adorable! I am expecting a girl in October and have been so excited to be able to make cute things for her. My poor twin boys will be jealous! Of course I am a beginner sewer, but I might steal your idea for my girl’s first birthday party. Hopefully by then I am better at sewing clothes. LOL This is just too cute to pass up! What pattern did you use for that dress?

  18. are you kidding me??? this is one of the cutest dresses I have ever seen! i love, love, love it!!

  19. Love the party theme and love the buttons. Too adorable! It looks fantastic. And oh those cheeks…

  20. Very sweet and so original.

  21. That is adorable! I’d wait to add more buttons until after the drool & food stains appear! I think it looks perfect just the way it is!

  22. she looks precious in that dress.I am always amazed at your creations.

  23. Your talent never ceases to amaze me. It’s fab.

  24. What a darling dress and baby girl!
    Too cute!

  25. Kelly-I drafted my own simple pattern for the bodice and the skirt is just a gathered tube sewn on to that. :)

    Thanks all!

  26. Beautiful – I have pinned it on one of my pinterest boards – http://pinterest.com/pin/28003817/

  27. super cute as a button! great job. :)

  28. Jessica, this is AMAZING!!! Totally one of my top ten favorites of yours. Precious and very special…perfect for a first birthday. I love it.

  29. So, so cute. Those cheeks do, of course, totally help pull it off. Love it.

  30. Adorable. I love all the buttons on the bodice. and those cheeks!

  31. So sweet! I love this dress and I love that theme. Can’t wait to see and hear how the party turns out!!

  32. How clever! Great job of matching buttons with the polka dots! This gives me so many ideas!

    Thanks!
    Jan

  33. Oh I love it. My little Lissy is turning 1 in less than 2 weeks! I tried making a party skirt, but as I’m new to this sewing thing, it will have to wait for her 3rd birthday party. So I’m back to square one. I do love the buttons though…hmmm…

  34. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  35. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  36. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  37. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  38. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  39. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  40. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  41. jess, this is cute as can be! I LOVE the party theme- can’t wait to see the pics. :)

  42. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  43. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  44. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  45. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  46. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  47. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  48. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  49. Sooooooper adorable-the dress and the kiddo. Buttons are so fun, and I love the theme. Your creativity blows me away!

  50. what a lucky little girl to have the perfect dress for her 1st birthday…and such a talented mommy. beautiful design! love the colors. and what a little sweetie pie you have.

  51. It’s adorable. Cute as a button indeed. Very nice! (And I can’t believe she’s turning one already!)

  52. That is SOOOO extremely cute!! The buttons are perfect! I linked to your project on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/lookie-what-she-made-cute-as-a-button-party-dress/2011/05/26/
    –Anne

  53. This is one of my favorites! I’m loving the buttons.

  54. This is adorable!! Very cute and stylish.

  55. You are so talent. I love it I love idea

  56. Craziness! I just had a Cute as a Button 1st birthday party for MY Charlotte! There are lots of cute things out there! I would check out bakeitpretty.com…they have an adorable little button mold. I used food coloring gel and candy melts to make buttons for cupcakes and her cake.
    http://littlemissritchie.blogspot.com

  57. I love all the pretty colors! What a sweet idea forna party!
    When I sew a lot of buttons I use clear scotch tapenor masking tape and tapenthem to the shirt before I sew, then they don’t move and when I get sick of sewing them I canbset it aside and not lose my button place! Then the tape comes off easybaround the stitches. Just an idea so the perfectionist in you has a lazy way to get there :-)

  58. That is such an amazing idea! It looks so great with that fabric too!

  59. How adorable! The buttons just top it all off and she has such sweet cheeks! Thanks for sharing.

  60. STOP WITH THE CHEEKS!!!! Seriously, I just want to gobble them up. The dress is adorable too :)

  61. that is absolutely precious!

  62. The dress is freaking fantastic! The buttons spacing is fine! Such a cute dress that had you shared about two weeks earlier I would have been trying to make for my own daughters birthday, lol. I wouldn’t change a thing, dont worry it’s amazing.. :) I pretty much gasped out loud when I saw it.

  63. Cutest dress ever! Sweet baby too!

  64. That is adorable!

  65. So cute

  66. A.DOR.A.BLE!!!!

  67. love love love this dress – Are you interested in making that dress for my daughter’s party? let me know if time permits …i would love to buy ir from you.

    vanessa lord
    vanessa.lord78@g mail.com

  68. Love that Dress. Can you make another one? size 12-18 months for my granddaughter first birthday? cordovans@sbcglobal.net I need it by end of january 2013

  69. Hi, I love your button dress! What pattern did you use for the dress? It looks pretty simple, but I don’t have something like that yet! Thanks, Mary

  70. Amanda Jones says:

    Hey I saw this on pinterest and I am in love. Would you ever consider making any to sell? I wish I knew how to sew!

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