Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom


Tiered Pillowcase Dress For the 4th of July!

A few months ago, I'd come across an adorable tiered patriotic dress online at Gymboree.  I absolutely loved it, but knew I could make it myself using my tiered pillowcase dress tutorial and pattern.  I scoured the internet to find similar fabric.  

Tiered Pillowcase Dess tutorial and pattern

I found the solid red and red stripe at Girl Charlee, but couldn't find a navy with white stars I liked in a knit fabric.  I ended up just ordering a solid navy and stamping the white stars with white fabric paint.  (I did the same thing with our St. Patrick's day leggings.)

I've had the fabric ready to go for a while, but what a procrastinator I am.  I didn't get to sewing this outfit until the night before.

Luckily the dress pattern is an easy sew, so I was able to finish it in time for the festivities.  I just love how the red, white and blue "pops" in this dress.  (I really like the red and white fabric, I hope I have enough left to make something for myself.)

My missy, loves the twirl-ability of this dress.  

Get ready for the big twirl...

I wasn't able to get the dress hemmed before she wore it, but since the fabric is knit, that really didn't matter.  I have since gone back and hemmed it using my new cover-stitch machine.  Love that machine, can't wait to figure out how to do binding with it. (Shout-out to the hubby for a perfect 15 yr anniversary gift, thanks Honey...)  

Does anyone else have this machine?  What accessories do you recommend?

The hem is perfect (except for the fact I didn't swap out the back off-white thread for a navy thread.)

We had a great 4th of July with our cousins!  Hope you did too!

They are all just so darn adorable!  I can't get enough of these pictures...

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  1. That is the cutest dress! Stamping was a clever idea and it is a great look! Love that she seemed to enjoy the photo shoot!

    1. Thank you! Most of the time she doesn't mind posing for me. Though I will say, we had to cut this one short, once the guys got home with the barbecue, she was done!

  2. Beautiful dress! - and you have a great model there - lovely photos.

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. What a beautiful dress! We have done several pillowcase dresses ( for charity and my granddaughter had to have one. But to give her one that TWIRLS!! That would be the best! I will be making her one of these quickly. Thanks for the post and the tutorial post. Found you via mad skills party, will be returning for more exciting projects!

  4. Adorable! My girls each have pillowcase dresses. The one is monogrammed and I've paired it with leggings because it's getting too short! Love the red boots with your's!

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  5. Such a cute dress! Red, blue and white go together so well.

  6. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  7. This is SO cute. You did a great job, especially the stamping! Love it! Following on Pinterest and g+.
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

  8. You are such a clever Mama! I love the tutorial you linked to. I was doing some sewing yesterday for my girl, so I am always looking out for a great pattern! Found you over on Crafty Moms Share.

  9. What a lovely dress, great job! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here:


  10. That is adorable!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!


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