Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Red, White & Blue Dress

It occurred to me that Spenser didn't have a patriotic dress to wear on Memorial Day. And since I look for any excuse to sew, I decided she needed one. Immediately.

This is the same dress I've been sewing (Simplicity 4206) with the exception that I have lengthened it from a shirt to a dress. I used some blue vintage gingham for the body and red vintage gingham for the sleeves. I wanted to add a little more red bling towards the middle/bottom, so I added a gingham star to the front.


And the back is plain. She watched the parade and waved her flag like a good little all-American girl. (I wore my Memorial Day skirt from last year.)

20 comments:

Katie Jean said...

too cute! you're really something with all these dresses. Your speed impresses me!

Karyn said...

Wow! That dress is PERFECT! And what a cutie-patootie she is! I'm glad you had a great day.

Emily said...

Spenser clearly enjoyed the cheer! And hey where is Sawyer and what did he wear?!!

Lera could probably sew this dress pattern blindfolded and with one hand! LOL!

Little Munchkins said...

Any excuse to sew is a good one :) I really like that dress. Makes me wish it was summer here too.

Randi said...

The dress--and the model--are adorable! I picked up some new patterns and fabric for sundresses for Aubry this weekend and I can't wait to cut them out and get started. Thanks for the inspiration!

kirsten said...

way cute - i love gingham but i hate working with it as it's so thin - did you line the dress?

Jen said...

It looks like you got "your spot" this year judging from the railroad tracks!

jessi said...

I love it! I think the gingham is perfect!

melissa sews said...

LOVE the dress! The star really made the outfit.

Blondie said...

That dress is SO cute! I see a patriotic shirt in my little girl's future

miss chris said...

darling. I love it when 4206 Rides Again! :)

Lora said...

OH Lera!!That is a precious little dress!! Love it.

nikko said...

Cute, cute, cute! Do you even NEED this pattern anymore?

AJ said...

That dress is adorable!

mommiemarzie said...

What a cute dress! She looks so grown up.
-Kathy

utmommy said...

Love the dress! Spenser looks darling!

amandajean said...

the star is the perfect touch!!!

Mirre said...

You never stop sewing, do you?!
That dress is lovely!

cici said...

very clever with the star. i might have to borrow that "look"...

Jennifer said...

That is a great holiday dress! Simplicity 4206 is a favorite of mine, too. I will have to remember your star + gingham idea, as my daughter will turn three on the 4th of July.