the Lucky dress

Did you all guess that this was my project over on One Month to Win It this last week? Sadie’s hair is a bit recognizable I guess. lol!

Wish me more luck for this next week-the competition dropped down to 6-and 3 will be voted off next week-yikes! I still need to get some pics of my project too, and it’s cloudy and rainy here. Grrr. oh well!

I loved the Green theme this week! It’s one of my favorite colors-so I picked out a cute green damask to be my starting point for my “Lucky” dress! A matching solid helped balance the pattern. It’s a simple A-line dress with some tweaks and fun additions.

I made this easy felt bow to coordinate with the dress-it has some hand stitching around the edge.

My favorite part of the Lucky dress is the pleated scoop detail in the front. It features a really cool technique for some pleats that look amazing! Bias tape was a big part of this dress too, I added it to the flutter sleeves, hem, around the scoop detail, and added a bow on top for good measure. ๐Ÿ™‚

ย The back closes with a series of fabric covered buttons-and the hem features a faux underskirt layer edged with bias tape as well. The dress is also fully lined with some bleached muslin.
The perfect little green dress for my “Lucky” little girl! (who does have a little Irish in her!)
Some outtakes from our shoot:

ย Not sure what she’s “taking” a picture of here…note the pursed lips…she’s busy sucking the sugar out of her Pez candy. lol.

What a little silly goose. I was glad that I had to crop her face out for these pics cause she had a nasty bruise on her forehead from when she tripped over Charlotte’s car seat. Those things are vicious, you gotta watch out!

Also, I guess I had the luck of the Irish with me this week-my dress was the lucky winner! wow! Thanks to all who voted for it. :o)
ย As a thank you; this dress will be the sew along for March!ย 


  1. YEAH!!

  2. Can’t wait for the sew along for this one!!!

  3. Yay! This is adorable! I can’t wait for the sew along!

  4. Yippee!! I loved it!! Good luck next week!

  5. This dress is amazing!!! I’m floored by your creativity and talent. Totally inspirational. Love, Love, Love it!!! (and your blog).

  6. I am so excited! I saw this on One Month to Win It and I was hoping that whoever did it would post some kind of tutorial. Good luck next week, can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up!

  7. I am very excited for the sew along. I wondered how you did that yoke/pleats in the front.

  8. Yay!! Totally knew that one was you, and totally voted for it!! Congrats on being the winner!!

  9. I am so excited for the sew along! I love this dress! Amazing job! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Very happy you decided to do a sew-along! We will be ready with fabric picked out and bias tape made!

  11. I LOVE LOVE this dress! You did an awesome job. I found your blog through the one month to win it! I can’t wait to try some of your patterns! Great job! Can’t wait to see what you do next week : )

  12. I just love all your cute dresses! I love the yoke as well–I just drew a top out yesterday with a yoke for my little one–they add so much detail! You are amazing and your little girl is so adorable!

  13. Oh my goodness! This might be my favorite dress yet! Love the pleated front and the fabric choices. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. I’ve never done a sew-along with you before… is it easy to follow even if I’m a beginner? :O

  15. B e a u t i f u l !!!!! (Green is my fav as well =))

  16. You amaze me! This dress is gorgeous!

  17. You make the absolute cutest little girl clothes. I want to learn to sew that well.

  18. I knew this was yours…and voted for you, too! ๐Ÿ™‚ The pleats are perfect.

  19. I was urging for a bib dress tutorial! yeahhh!

    hugs from Brazil!

  20. That is really cute, I really like the pleats on the bib.

  21. Anonymous says

    amazing….i just love your blog! all the dresses are so cute (and your girls!) yeah for a sew-along!
    and my son will love your whale softie, thank you very much!

  22. I’ve never commented on any of your dresses before, and while I love them all, and they are the epitome of darling, there is something about THIS one that I just really, really love. Maybe it’s the buttons up the back, I don’t know, but it’s just so very cute.

  23. Oh, I can’t wait for the sew along. I usually don’t follow the sewing along part, but I will definitely make this dress. Very pretty.

  24. I thought this dress was awesome and very creative. Nice work.

  25. This is SO CUTE!!!!! One of my faves! Plus, it helps to have a super cute model! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. This is SO adorable. I love the fabric covered buttons down the back. You’re daughter is such a doll, even with the bruise from Charlotte’s car seat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. I do love the pleated neck detail!! You are so creative!! I have to request a full week tutorial or something on all the different sleeves you do one of these days! Do you make your own patterns for them or do you have one specific pattern you just tweak a little?? I love them all, you do puffy sleeves, double layer sleeves, half sleeves, ruffle sleeves, you do them all!!!

  28. Can I say…I LOVE green? Little miss looks so cute in green with her red hair and snappy attitude. Amazing work as always.

  29. Congratulations, very darling dress. Love the green damask and darling gathered yoke feature!

  30. Congrats, Jess! I guessed right again:) Gorgeous dress… so many adorable details. Love it!

  31. I loved your project too! As soon as I saw it, I wanted to make one for one of my girls.

  32. Anonymous says

    Oh Jess…that Lucky dress is absolutely adorable…as is the model!
    Your work is quite exceptional…
    What an amazing talent…
    Yay for blogs…so thrilled to have found you…

  33. Not sure why my comment came through as anonymous….new to blogging! ; )
    But last comment was from me…Jennifer

  34. And this is the reason why I started following you… and the reason I recognized you today. Love, love, love this dress. And it was so nice to meet you today.

  35. Sherry Sanchez says

    Love this lucky dress! Where is the tutorial? Thank you.

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