Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pre-Shirred Fabric Dresses


The other day (again at Wal-Mart), I walked passed the fabric area - with zero intent of buying anything - and could NOT resist this pre-shirred fabric!  I've always wanted to try to make one...

Does it get any easier?  I bought enough material to make both my girls matching dresses.  I hemmed it, sewed up the back, added straps, and a flower....

This is the 3 year olds.  I've got the 10 year olds done, but hers still needs a flower...

I love those elastic gathers, so fun...

She seems to like it too.  With the fabric I bought I will get 2 dresses (including straps), and enough fabric leftover to make flowers for 2 headbands (I've already made a couple of rolled rosettes).  Total cost for both dresses and accessories - $18.00.  I am LOVING how cost effective sewing can be.  I can't think of any store that I can buy this cute of a dress with a matching headband (pictures coming later) for 9 bucks!...

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5 comments:

About Renee's Joy Journey said...

Cute touch! You're invited to my "Party in Paris" today. I hope you will stop over!

Blessings, Renee
http://renee-joyjourney.blogspot.com/2011/04/friday-blog-hop.html

Ruth H. said...

Aly, you've done it again. That dress is adorable. The fabric rosette is just the right touch to take it a step above the typical sundress. And the fabric is so fun!

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

what a cutie and the dress is lovely!

kisses
heather

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

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Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

What a sweet dress...

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!