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 ran out of time and 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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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.