Spring has officially arrived and if you live in Texas, you know what that means…
We do them every year and I love putting my kids into something handmade. (As long as they’ll let me!)
See pics from previous years: here, here, here and here. (Actually, I’ve been notified by more than one person, that last picture is being used in a craigslist/care.com babysitting scam. So always do your due diligence when responding to ads-and never fall for the “can I have a wheelchair or anything else expensive delivered to your house” scam!)
Border print Peasant Dress
I’ve had this gorgeous border print fabric in my stash for a few years now. I knew the border would be gorgeous on a dress or skirt.
I only had 1.25 yards of this fabric. I wasn’t sure the amount of fabric would be enough for a peasant dress. But I definitely got lucky!
Since the fabric was a border print, it was actually a bit wider than the average bolt, and with some creative pattern placement and cutting, I was able to squeak out a dress and a coordinating bow tie using my free bow tie pattern!
While most of my photos came out looking like this: (What? Mom’s got the camera pointed at us? Time to act silly!)
I have to remember that ” I’m documenting their personalities…” (Which can sometimes be difficult to remember when in the middle of picture-taking sessions.)
Stripey Yum Yum kept sneaking into all our shots, so I finally just had to take a break and get his photo shoot out of the way…
This was a really good bluebonnet patch, right in the middle of town on an empty lot. With the way our town is growing, my guess is it probably won’t be around for long.
She just would not quit trying to stick her hand in his shirt!
Have you made one of these dresses yet? They’re so easy to make and definitely something that can be whipped out in a short amount of time. We’re moving up in sizes, so I will be adding a size 10 to this pattern very soon! *update – pattern now goes up to 14!
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I’d really like your opinion:
When I update this pattern, it would be very easy to add the bottom half/skirt portion. I never added it before because I felt like it was a huge waste of printer ink and paper and I never really needed it. But, is a full length dress pattern something you would like to see? Or should I just leave the pattern as is. (Bodice portion with skirt measurements? Let me know what you think in the comments, it would be very helpful to me…)
Want to know what else you can do with this pattern? Check these tutorials out:
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About the Author
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.