little 50’s housewife

First things first…I’m off to Utah this morning with Charlotte in tow-wish me luck on the flight with her! I keep telling myself: At least it’s only 2 hours long….I’m on a whirlwind trip to visit my two siblings that live there and of course, their fabulous spouses, and cousins, and friends, and fabric shops… 😉 Of course.  and Hobby Lobby! I am soo excited, since we don’t have one here. Anywho, wish me luck, and if you’re a Utahn and happen to see me piling tons of stuff in my cart at Hobby Lobby, well, that shouldn’t surprise you now. hehe. 
Ok, onto the post!
I made another Anna dress so you could see it in a patterned fabric.
Yup, totally ALL for you guys. Oh, the things I do for you!
It reminded me of a 50’s housewife dress, so I bribed got Sadie to pose playing in her play kitchen for me!
And oh my, the fabric….swoon! I grabbed this fabric from my local Joann’s! Can you believe it? I adore the print and knew I had to make something right away with it! It’s from DS (Denyse Schmidt) Quilting Collection. I grabbed some of this print and another one but they didn’t have much else from the line at my Joann’s. 🙁
This little girl is always in motion. I have about a Bajeeellion of these kinds of pics.
Another gratuitous fabric shot…gorg!
OK ok…another one! (what, are you complaining?) Look at the cute buttons then!
I did the sleeves differently then my light blue Anna dress-they’re just regular sleeves. no gathers.

I guess that’s it! These two dresses are Sadie’s favorites-she rotates through them pretty regularly. 😉


  1. So cute, I love that fabric too!! Can’t wait to make one of these!
    Which part of Utah you coming to?

  2. I love the 2 fabrics you used and the coordinating buttons, this is SO adorable!

  3. Oh, I love it! The contrast band and buttons were the perfect touch.

  4. That is GREAT fabric! Yes, where in Utah are you going? Have a great trip!

  5. that is a cute print from JoAnns !

  6. Yay!!!! Darling dress!! Yay, for Utah…it’s my home… and I LOVE HOBBY LOBBY!! Hope you have the best weekend ever!

  7. cuuuute, the buttons are delish! Not to mention the fact that it looks like her hand towel matches, very nice! 😉

  8. Love this version, too, Jess. The contrast fabric goes perfectly with that adorable print. Have a great trip 🙂

  9. I LOVE this version. I will definitely be sewing along with this one 🙂

  10. So, so, so cute! Seriously, I am practically drooling! I love that fabric and it is perfect for that dress!

  11. This version is really beautifull, too. I have everything ready for the next week sew along (fabric, buttons & interfacing). I’m so excited 😉

  12. Jess you are so talented! I love the fabric for this one. So so cute! I really need to start making clothes for my kids.
    Since you’ll be in Utah come south and spend a day with me and teach me how to sew clothes. lol 😉

    I’m giving away a pair of earrings on my blog. Head on over and enter if you’d like.

  13. i love it!! red, white and blue is such a classic combo… got to see if i have any in my stas 🙂

  14. oh i love it! its beautiful fabric, and that wide red waist just makes it.

  15. Have a fantastic journey visiting and shopping in Utah! Love the post so fun;)

  16. Me parece preciosa esta versión, quizá incluso me gusta más que la otra, yo también me voy a decantar por una tela estampada. espero que no tengas muchas dificultades para leer mis comentarios, el ingles lo leo pero escribirlo lo llevo peor. un abrazo. olga.

  17. ADORABLE! I can’t wait to start sewing one for my daughter!

  18. Love the fabric! Every time I read your blog, I want to sew something 🙂

    Where is play kitchen from? Or did you make it? I love it!

  19. TOO cute! I love the clothes you make. I am currently trying to get my hubby to help me make an armoir over into a sewing space to so I can get some more sewing done (and get out of the dungeon-I mean unfinished basement:))Can’t wait to sew my girls up some dress’ Wonderful photography! kristy from

  20. K I would totally wear that. haha I’m serious, it’s so dang cute. I love the buttons down the front.

  21. I chanced upon your blog after seeing one of your tutorial printed out in my office printer and I’ve been hooked ever since 🙂

    I hope I can try your sew-along soon, but I’m also wondering how you managed to find time to sew and also have the 2 girls with you! I only have one and have hardly any time to decide which fabric goes with what!

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