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Tiered Pillowcase Dress For the 4th of July!

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

  2. 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.

  3. Mel@Mellywood's Mansion says:

    Very cute and fabric stamping…genius

  4. johanna@projects by me says:

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

  5. Jill Shepherd says:

    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

  6. Linda Walker says:

    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!