Friday, July 2, 2010

4th of July Dresses

I cannot tell you how excited I was when I realized the 4th was on a Sunday this year!  4 little girls were in need of some fun, festive dresses!
But I wanted to come up with something that wouldn't cost a lot of money (after all, I still have a lot of Easter, Christmas, Prom, and Wedding dresses in my future!)

So I went to my box of fabric scraps and old clothes that were crying out for a pick-me-up...
A skirt that won't stay up on Dakota
Overalls that won't stay snapped for Cheyenne & Cassidy
And a shirt that was given to Mommy, but just didn't fit right

For Cassy's dress, I cut off the legs and sewed a piece of the shirt to the bottom
If I have enough scraps left, I am going to sew some ruffles to the bum of a onesie.

For Chey's, I was going to do the same thing, but after cutting out everyone else's dresses, I didn't have a long enough strip.  So I took a white shirt, cut some squares up, sewed the squares with some of the red shirt, and made this:
(Don't tell the other kids, but I think this is my favorite!)

For Charly's, I just took one of her dresses, traced around it, and cut it out.
I free handed the pockets out of the legs from Cassy's overalls.  Those are the snaps from the legs.

I used some fasteners from another pair of well used overalls to make suspenders for Dakota's dress.

What do you think?
I was too excited to wait for the white shirts to be done in the wash, so I will post pictures of them in the dresses later.

Oh!  I almost forgot!  I made my nephew a little bow tie while I was at it!
How cute is that!

Now I just have to make so cute hair pretties to go with them...

12 comments:

  1. Just darling! Thank you so much for linking up to Fabric Fun Thursday. I'd love to see a photo with your children dressed in these cute clothes. You're so smart.

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  2. Adorable!! So much fun.

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  3. Holy cow girl. You are super creative.

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  4. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

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  5. Lucky you, with four little girls to sew for! I had three, ( and three boys!) and I loved to create and sew for all of them. Your dresses are adorable, and I'm sure your girls love them! I'm visiting with uttad, hope you visit me too!

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  6. So cute! I love how well those turned out!

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  7. How fun! What a great mom you are!

    I love for you to stop by and link up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday. Going on now! :)

    http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/07/socialize-with-me-monday-til-sunday.html

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  8. Wow! SO creative! I'll bet your kids were so cute in their festive outfits!

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  9. Popping in from I Am Momma - Hear me Roar. Those are all cute, I think I like the little boy bow the best!

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  10. Hello, I saw you on Momma Refashionsta! great job!! That was fun, wasn't it?
    I think I agree with your favorite!

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  11. Way to reuse! I am in awe! I love your motto too! Oh and I made the Spice Mac. Very tasty!

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