A few months ago I saw this dress from Garnet Hill.... with a price tag of $88!!!!! Excuse me it is on sale now.... for $68!!! So what did I do... I went and bought the fabric to recreate the dress for MUCH cheaper! So tell me... how did I do!?!
I did not want to buy a new pattern when I have a bunch of perfectly good patterns to use as a starting point. I used the Oliver + S Bubble dress as a jumping off point. Honestly, I am not sure that I can even say that I used that pattern after all of my changes. I mostly just used the instructions on how it goes together. I made it have a square neck, chopped off the cap sleeve and made a flutter sleeve, lengthened the bodice and added a sash. I also totally changed the skirt and didn't have it bubble. When we were in New Meadows we drove by this AMAZING old truck. I had to hurry and sew up this dress while we were there since I knew it would be PERFECT for photos with this dress. I didn't have buttons so I had to pin the back for the photos! Now I want to buy that truck to use for photos all the time!
|LOVE the buttons. I got them off of Pick Your Plum a while back and they are the perfect match!!!|
|Since I can't stand throwing away scraps I made a hair clip for her to use! I didn't have a glue gun so it had to wait to get made until we got home too but she will wear it to convention with the dress!|
My little model! HOW did we get such a beautiful little girl, inside and out! I am SOOOO excited with the way that this dress turned out. I am going to have to make more like this in the future!