While my mom was in town, she taught me how to make dresses! I had never used a pattern or attempted to make a dress before, but it was time I learned. We started off with the Lucy dress above for our friends in New Orleans whose daughter is 3. I learned how to make buttonholes, sew buttons, and make a lining. It has been sent and received so I can share now. I found the Alexander Henry fabric at Joannes.
The next thing on our list was a pillowcase dress from a vintage pillowcase. It was really easy and it will be for our little girl next summer.
I then went overboard (and still am going overboard) making other cute dresses to keep for our little one on the way. This is the same Lucy pattern in a 1 year size using fabric from Joanne's. I love this fabric. It is so bright and cheerful.
I also picked up this lady bug type fabric at Joann's for around $3 a yard. I like the faux patchwork and pinks and reds.
Here is the summer wardrobe thus far. I have another one almost finished in pink seersucker. Can a little girl have too many dresses?