Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Isabella Dress

I love checking out the fall color combinations. So inspiring. Teal and red, plum and brown, and most of all yellow and gray. I decided to make a dress of the later color combo when I found this adorable fabric by Michael Miller. I LOVE IT! OBSESSED! Here is what I came up with:

I started with a basic t-shirt and dyed it yellow using RIT dye. The shirt actually had a few stains so it was good to reuse something I already had in stock.

Next I cut out circles of gray felt. (Use fabric felt not craft felt).

I laid all my circles in the pattern I wanted and started pinning from the bottom. Sewing each circle down in each row, and back stitch at each end.




The shirt was cute like this but I decided to add a skirt section making it a t-shirt dress. For more information on how to add the skirt check out this tutorial.



I love making t-shirt dresses because they are so comfy. She can wear it to church or just for playing.

I'm linking up here.

21 comments:

Christie said...

This is so cute!! Great job :)

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

What a sweet little dress and adorable model! You did a great job!

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

This is so cute!! Thanks for sharing with Blog Stalking Thursday!

folkhaven said...

What a fun dress! Don't you love it when you find a way to reuse something that has been "ruined"?! Your little girl is adorable!

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Sew dang cute ;) I just LOVE dying fabric! It gives it a whole new life!

Sally said...

This is SO adorable! Thank you for sharing. I found your blog from the passionately Artistic Party. I'm your newest follower. I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
Thanks!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Very grown-up looking! Love it! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Christy said...

lovely tutorial! Thanks!

Mom Daughter Style said...

thanks for the tutorial, i might do this with my daughter's shirt.
http://momdaughterstyle.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

Hello, just wanted to let you know that I have mentioned this post on my blog. Please let me know if there is anything you would like me to remove.
Cheers
Jennifer
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Allie said...

cuteness, cuteness, cuteness. Great job!!

Katie said...

This is the most darling dress ever! Love the colors! I featured your project today on Sew Woodsy$!

Shelley said...

Eeee!!! That is adorable! I agree, that fabric is pretty awesome - I can understand being totally obsessed :D And, what a cutie-pa-tootie model! She reminds me a lot of my Isabelle :)

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

I can't wait to have a girl just so I can do this.

Kate said...

Oh wow! I love this! You did a great job and thanks for the great step-by-step tutorial. I saw this on the Reasons to Skip the Housework link-up!

Sew Country Chick said...

I love your adorable take on the T shirt dress! I have a little sewing and fabric craft linky party I'm starting tomorrow and I was wondering if you could be so kind to stop by and post it? Thanks so much!
Sew Country Chick

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Perfection. I love little girls in dresses-mine lived in them at that age.

DIY Addict said...

oh sooo ccutie. thanks for sharing.

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Danielle said...

This dress is so pretty! I love the gray and yellow together:>

Katie said...

DARLING! Where do you buy the dye? I have a few stained white shirts I would like to dye :)
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