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Monday, January 25, 2010

Toddler Skirt and Baby Dress

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I found this Micheal Miller Corduroy at a local Ben Franklins in the clearance bin because it was from the end of the bolt. I got just under a yard for close to $5.00! I was ecstatic because I had seen this fabric before but knew that I could not afford $15.00 a yard.

I first made the babys jumper. It is a pattern from New Look #6578. This pattern is super easy. The instructions are very clear and simple to understand. As I was sitting in church yesterday morning it dawned on me "why did I not make this dress reversible?!? I lined the chest area with a pink corduroy that I found at DI (our local thrift store) for a dollar or something for just under a yard.

Oh and for the buttons a little trick that I did was: faux buttons. Instead of doing the button hole I did snaps then hand sewed the button onto the dress making sure that I allowed for enough room for the snap to still work properly. Let me tell you...tons easier and still an adorable dress.

When I was finished with the jumper I realized that I had enough fabric of both corduroy to make the toddler a dress. She was so excited to be able to match her sister.

For her skirt I cut two rectangles (the width of the fabric). It ended up being whatever fabric I had leftover that formed a rectangle. Then I sewed them together. Then I trimmed the one big rectangle up (cause I did not do this before). Then I sewed the one big rectangle into one circle. Then I added the elastic waistband. Next Time I do this, I think that I will add elastic only to the back part of the skirt. I don't know quite how it will work but I am going to try it. Then I finished the bottom of the skirt and I was done. I think this skirt took me 20 minutes from start to finish.

The results were fabulous!

12 comments:

Lynette said...

So cute!! You got a steal on that fabric!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute! I love that fabric!

MommyD said...

Saw your link on Sumo's sweet stuff. I love the faux button idea...genius!

mommabear said...

Super cute, both the clothes and your little girlies!!!

Mags

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Very cute fabric, and what a great price!

Please feel free to share it at My Frugal Family's Talented Tuesday link party!

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday.html

Andrea @ The Train to Crazy said...

I love that fabric. I have been eyeing it since it came out and that is a GREAT price! I'm a sucker for matching little sister outfits :) Love thiese!

Brittany said...

thats a sweet little dress!

fawnda said...

Your little girls are so cute... and I think the pink sunglasses totally make the outfit! ; )

The dresses are really sweet!

Ticia said...

I like to do faux buttons too. It makes it much easier to put together.

Just this... Alice said...

Love the dresses and fabric. Great job. I found you while I was browsing blue Cricket Designs. Thanks and Best Wishes

Remodelaholic said...

This is such good motivations to sew.

And seriously what is up with the price of fabric nowadays? Come on! I am glad you got it for such a good deal!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

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