Leah dress-KCWC

My sewing yesterday started off with shorts and morphed into this dress-a Leah tunic, lengthened, and with a band added around the bottom. Also with some cute coordinating fabric. I’ve mainly been making dresses this week because they’re all Sadie will wear lately. Kind of annoying cause she won’t wear the cute tops I’ve made her, but fun also cause-hey, more dresses are always fun to make!
The main fabric I used is from Moda, by Sandy Gervais, called Lovely Circle Flower Babies Breath…(loong name). The fabric I used for the bodice and band around the bottom is from Bluehill fabrics, I believe, I managed to lose the selvage though. lol. I got this while I was in Utah.
It’s the perfect flowy summer dress.
She agrees-has been wearing it all day yesterday and today so far! Plus I love the coral color on my little strawberry blond. πŸ˜€
Here’s a close up of the fabric cause I know it’s a tiny print. SOO cute in real life though. Why is it when I use up some CUTE fabric I always want to buy more, just to be sure I have some in my stash? lol! Am I the only one? Hope not!


  1. OMG this is ADORABLE! I texted my best friend who happened to be at Joann and she is getting fabric to make similar dresses for her girls πŸ™‚

  2. I die. Gorgeous.
    Can we be virtual sewing buddies?
    Or, can you package some of your awesomeness and mail it to me (with a few cloves of garlic).

  3. This is so sweet! I love the pictures. And I’m the same way with once I use up my favorite fabrics. So funny!!

  4. LOVE the fabric combination and flowy shape. The button is pretty cool, too. Great job as always!

  5. Super adorable. And so awesome that Anna’s version was featured over at Elsie Marley! You’re so famous!

  6. So pretty! LOVE the fabric combo.

  7. I discovered your blog through the Knock-Off series you hosted with Kojo Designs and just wanted to let you know I’m really enjoying what you have to offer. πŸ™‚ I’m expecting our first girl in August and have been gobbling up all of your dress tutorials!

  8. WOW! You are amazing to get so much sewing done and so creatively as well! With 4 kids I definitely don’t get that much time to sew but wish I could..maybe i should get off the computer :)Kristy from http://www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com my thrifty, diy, crafty blog

  9. This dress is supercute and your girl looks adorable in it!

  10. What a sweet little dress!! Love the fabric combination. I love tiny flower prints. I’m kind of the same way but it’s more like I can’t bare to cut up my favorite fabrics, and I can never find a worthy enough project to use them up on.

  11. Beautiful dress, beautiful!

  12. Ooo, I’m gonna try this one! Kadie is obsessed with dresses too. So I’ve been wanting to make some fun ones for this summer.
    By the way, my Anna dress is soon to come to the flickr group! I just have to fix the waist band. I did it a little too small. πŸ™

  13. Yes, I LOVE that fabric! I love that color on her too!!! The expressions on her face are so adorable!!!!

  14. The clothes you sew are amazing. Love the fabrics and details.

  15. You have the best fabric taste. Just thought I would tell you. Every dress I think “Oh, I just love that one…it is my favorite.” And then I see another and think the VERY SAME THING. I really am going to start sewing little girl dresses. For whom? I have no idea. But, you just make me want to try. πŸ™‚

  16. It is the perfect summer dress!

  17. oh, that dress and fabric combination.. makes my tooth ache..i HAVE to have that in the exact color combo.

    girl, you have the magic touch for fabric mixing.

    that vintage silhouette.. droool.

    i am going to an exact copy.. consider it flattery!

  18. loving this dress! i must make one for Sutton!

  19. Love the fabric, Jess. This would look cute with pockets, too. So sweet!

  20. It is so lovely! Please share the pattern you used… Thank you!

  21. Very pretty πŸ™‚

  22. I just LOVE this dress and am new to your blog. Where can I find this pattern? Thanks so much for sharing!

  23. Beautiful fabric and girl! I love fun summery dresses. The hairclip is so cute too. Did you make it? I can’t tell if it’s felt or what. Mind posting pics or a tutorial?

  24. @ Jenny-Thanks! It is made of felt, just simple flower and leaf shapes cut out and glued together and then to a clip!

  25. I found your blog via Sew, Mama, Sew! today and I loove this dress. I couldn’t resist pinning it: http://pinterest.com/iftoyscouldtalk/.

  26. Super cute! Your daughter is adorable too!

  27. I have two little grand daughters to sew for and I just adore this simple summer dress…alas! I cannot find the tutorial for it…can you help me find it?

    Nana June

  28. I’d love to get the pattern for this dress too! It’s absolutely adorable!!

  29. This is sooooo cute! I want to make this dress for my youngest daughter! Where can I find the steps how to make it? It is so lovely! Oh, and is it hard to make: I’m a starter πŸ™‚

  30. This was the perfect pattern for my daughter’s flower girl dress–thank you so much! She and I (and the bride) LOVE how it turned out! I linked to you in my post about it here: http://bethbeingcrafty.blogspot.com/2013/09/ready-to-wedding-party.html

  31. Jeannette says

    Do you have a pattern/tutorial for this dress?

  32. I cannot figure out how to find this pattern- I keep getting redirected in circles. . any clues? simply adorable!!

  33. I just love everything that you sew….they are the sweetest little dresses. Thanks so much for sharing!

  34. Are these set-in sleeves? Would need 3/4 length….Love the dress

  35. Nannette Nielsen says

    I can’t find the tutorial for the Leah tunic. I followed the link but it said the tutorial couldn’t be found. Is it still available?

  36. Do you have a current link for he pattern?

  37. Where or where can I purchase the Leah Tunic? It’s adorable and I do a ton of sewing for my granddaughter!

    Please and thank you!

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