Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Guest Post......Grayse's new dress

Hey everyone! I'm Charity, Julies' sister. She is busy having family over for the week. So, I told her I would guest post for her. I live in the same town as Jules with my husband and 2 kids. I'm so proud of my sis for what she's done with her blog. She is a beautiful writer and truly an inspiration! She is one of my best friends and I love her dearly. I couldn't ask for a better sister.
So, I wanted to share with you a little project I finished last week. While shopping at our local Goodwill store I spotted this darling sheet for $1.99. Instantly the wheels started turning with ideas of what I could create with it. And this is what I made...................
My dear, sweet daughter, Grayse, was blessed with her dads broad shoulders and stocky build. We have a hard time finding regular "store bought" clothes that fit her. So, I try to make alot of her clothing. She has been needing a comfy summer dress and I had just the plan!
Jules got me this cute vintage pattern [on the left below] at a garage sale last week and it was the perfect style I was looking for. I used that pattern for my base and I used the instructions from the other pattern to help modify. [ I'm not real good at creating my own on a whim!!]

As I was cutting the ideas were flowing! I thought I'd use the top of the sheet with the flowered squares as a ruffle and pockets.

And here is how it turned out!

I thought the pockets turned out so cute along with the ruffle!

The pattern originally had a zipper back but from past experience Grayse grows out of zippers way too fast! I wanted her to be able to wear this dress for a couple of years so I rigged up an elastic back.
I don't know if it's the cutest dress I've ever made but Grayse absolutely loves it and can't believe how comfy it is! She has worn it everyday and I finally got to wash it today. For 2 bucks, how can you go wrong?

I hope everyone has a wonderful week and Jules will be back soon!

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Debby said...

Very cute. She is so cute also.

Mandy Beyeler said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday on Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Annelies said...

adorable dress....adorable model !!!!!

Anonymous said...

Very Cute. I can only imagine how soft it must be having used a sheet. Your daughter looks very happy.

CW said...

Love it, Charity!

Angela said...

It's so cute and she looks so pretty in it!

So Sunny Day said...

oh my goodness that is such a sweet dress! Your model is beautiful :)

~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Melissa said...

Great minds. I just made my girls dresses from sheets too. What a lovely sheet you found and she does look absolutely pleased with her dress.

Cheyenne said...

Beautiful dress! :)

pdxWoman said...

Grayse, you look fantastic! That's a great dress. :-)

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