Monday, August 9, 2010

Ballet Neck Little Girl's Dress

My latest "assignment" from Alicia came from a book we both own and adore called One Yard Wonders.

It's a ballet neck dress for a little girl, and it's very easy to make! Believe me, this is only the second thing I've ever sewn! My daughter (Cheeseball) and I picked out a fabric at the store that she loved and I liked. Ha ha, it's her dress, though.

My little craft store didn't have single fold bias tape on hand, so I picked up some black fabric to make my own. And @#$!%&!! that was the hardest part. After reading this account on the always awesome Making It Lovely, I decided I had better pick up the little bias tape making doodad. They only had it in the 1" size, so that's what I made. I finally discovered that doing exactly the opposite of what the doodad instructed, it sorta worked. Have any of you tried to use one of those little tools? What was your experience?

Aside from the tape, this dress was very easy, quite fun to sew and comes out adorably, I think!



  1. How precious!! I can't believe it's only your second sewing project!! It came out great!

  2. So cute. I've got to learn to sew one day!

  3. Sweet photo. Lovely fabric. Great dress.

  4. Your dress turned out so great. That book sounds like a great one - I will have to keep my eye out for one!


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  6. I adore that dress! and what a sweet little model. :)

  7. cute cute...saw it on craftgawker and loved it

  8. Can I say I love this dress! I've GOT to get my sewing machine fixed! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!