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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thrifty Thursday- Sewing Fun

With Posh Josh out of town I have been a busy girl. Painting, cleaning and now sewing!! We visited Jenny's today she makes Bella Bowz. We've been talking about sewing some little girls outfits with her extra ribbon. The kids had a play date, we even saw Milla (she has the best kiddy blog). Her mom Ashlee also makes cute bows. Whenever I need bows I am lucky to have 2 very talented friends for special bows. Thanks girls!!!

I turned a green $5 Wallyworld (Wal-mart) dress into a boutique style dress. Then I actually made my first dress!!
I used white Pre-Smocked Shirred Sundress Fabric. It was so easy to make since the top comes smocked and fitted. You just seam up the back and hem the ends. I sewed ribbon to hold up the top. Jenny has a new monogram machine so she did a monogram for Madeline. I love it! I can't wait to make more of these dresses.
Madeline modeling her new dresses. See a close up of her new green zebra dress.

She feels to pretty! She loves her new dresses!

More modeling poses next to the painting mom cannot find a place for.
I've also been doing some re-arranging!

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8 comments:

The Drama Mama said...

What a great idea...adding the ribbon did so much to that dress! You may have just inspired me AGAIN! Thanks for the tips!

FalkFamily said...

that is the cutest. I had no idea you actually could find pre-smocked fabric. I am going to have to hit Jo-Anns and just browse!

Charity said...

CA---UTE! I may have to steal your idea, I love to sew!

Laurie said...

She looks so cute in those dresses! Great idea and great job!:)

Three under Three said...

love it! I am totally going to attempt this...

Trina said...

I LOVE that green one! Well, both are darling, but the green one is so sassy! :)

Jenny said...

we had so much fun! I love that the kids can just play and we can play too!

Those Dandy Dillards said...

So cute! I just bought the green dress tonight and was wondering where you got the zebra ribbon and the green ruffle ribbon that goes on top of it. And I can't quite tell how you made the bow... and is there a rhinestone holding it on?

Thanks for any help you can give me. I am looking for ways to make my kids cute clothes without having to spend too much!

~Amanda
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