Monday, November 26, 2012

Country Time Dress

It is the holiday season which means picture time for many families. Every year we get our family pictures taken (the one time of the year that I am actually in a picture), and I love searching for the perfect clothing ensemble for all of us. I usually pick one clothing item that I love and build on that for everyone. I started this year with a yellow and blue plaid shirt my son likes. So I took those colors and created an apron dress for my daughter.

I used a golden yellow base for the skirt and complimented with this funny chicken fabric for the apron and straps. It has a country feel with a little bit of whimsy.

One thing I love about apron dresses is that you can make small adjustments each time to make it your own. This time I had the straps come together in the back to make a large bow and I added some country eyelet lace to the hem of the apron with a crochet edge.

We didn't actually end up using this dress for the pictures. I made another one that I liked more and went in a different direction. But is still a fun dress and will be worn many times in the future.


Kp said...

that's SO adorable! I really need to make friends with someone who has a little girl so I have a reason for these kind of crafts.

Sew Can Do said...

This turned out so cute and I love the prints you chose. Such a great color combo! I've got to make one soon. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Holy wow, I want one LOL!