Monday, September 26, 2011

Pumpkin Dress + Vintage Buttons

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I found the cutest fabric for fall and decided I would snatch up a yard of it to make my little gal a dress. I used New Look pattern 6960 and tweaked it to make it easier for myself.  I like to call this bending the rules.





Here's the fabric up close.



Make sure you lay out the pattern exactly how it states in the example.  You'll find if you're working with fabric like mine, you need to make sure it's all facing the same direction. 



For the neck line...


Dress and neckline finito!


This is where my version of the dress comes into play.  I opted to use buttons with velcro for my attachment, so there wasn't a need for a zipper.


Finally MADE my own bias tape for the armholes using leftover fabric.


Dress complete.  Now for the velcro...



If you go this "easy, bend the rules sewing" route, make sure you sew the button on before attaching the velcro. 


And there you have it!  A new dress for fall.





Go out and try one for your little gal.  And for pete sakes, don't feel guilty about bending the rules!!!



22 comments:

  1. What an adorable fabric! The dress turned out so well. And I'm loving the cheating. I'll take velcro over buttonholes! I've never quite mastered them on my machine, even though I've tried a billion times and spent hours reading my manual. Good job on the dress! :)

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  2. Jen that is SO cute AND I'm in the midst of making one for Mila in a different fabric. I made my own pattern. I'll let you know how it turns out. Great Job on yours. You're such a fabulous seamstress!

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  3. Oh, how I wish I could sew! I break into a sweat at the sight of a sewing machine...hehehehe

    This dress is soooo cute!

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  4. This is really cute, do you remember the fabric name or line. I love it.

    acoupleofcraftaddicts@yahoo.com

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  5. Jessica - I don't know the line or fabric name, but I did buy it at Hancock Fabrics. You might be able to find it on their website. :-)

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  6. Hi, visiting you from Tip Junkie :)
    Love this little dress and your sweet little girl. My "little girl" just turned 21! but I use to love to sew for her when she was that age. Great job!
    Kim
    kimberscraftday.blogspot.com

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  7. So cute!! Love the fabric. and what a GREAT idea to use velcro. I am too chicken to try out a button hole so that certainly solves my problem! :) (Thanks for stopping by blog today!)

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  8. Great fabric choice!! The dress turned out great. Your little one is sooooo cute!

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  9. SOOO cute!love the fabric..Would love for you to share at my link party "Creative Halloween Ideas"
    http://jeana-marie.blogspot.com/2011/09/creative-halloween-ideas.html

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  10. Oh that is seriously cute. Makes me wish I had a little girl to make it for.

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  11. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!
    - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  12. My darlin' granddaughter looks great in anything! And, the momma did a great job with the dress + the fabric is adorable. Am posting myself as anonymous because I can't figure out how to leave you a post comment! Your momma xoxoxoo

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  13. This dress is just darlin'. Reminds me of the days when I was actively using my sewing machine. You did a wonderful job. Love it. Fairfax, Va

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  14. Sunny Vanilla - Doris and Ms Carre are trying to post you a comment from Doris' computer in Orlando. She's not able to do but here's a comment for you: "The dress is beautiful! Doris D" Ocoee, Fla

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  15. Just a beautiful dress - love the fabric and the darling buttons

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  16. This is adorable!! Would love for you to share this at http://www.thesasselife.com/2011/09/link-party-5.html

    Hope to see you there!
    New follower,
    Kim
    www.thesasselife.com

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  17. Your little punkin' is so adorable in her pumpkin dress! Thank you so much for dropping by and for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  18. Well isn't that the cutest little pumpkin dress--ever! I am in love! I've got to get my hands on that pattern! Thanks so much for sharing at Show & Share!

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  19. I ADORE that fabric! The dress is just precious!


    ~Courtenay

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  21. Women's silk clothing is both wrinkle-resistant and durable. It's as appropriate for a day of sightseeing as an evening at a luxurious restaurant or formal party.

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