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.
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...
I will be linking up to some of the linky parties listed here.