Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to Sew A Simple Dress

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I found a fantastic site with a tutorial for making pillow case style dresses.
The site is called Nancy's Notions and the purpose of sharing the tutorial is that you make one to keep and make another one to send to needy children in Africa. Isn't that wonderful?? I decided to go for it. You won't believe how fast this project is. I made two dresses in two hours!!

This past spring I went to Goodwill and found some really fun fabric in yellow dots and blue dots. So, for today, I used the yellow to make this pretty little dress. Whaddya think? I added a lace trim to the bottom.....

 And, even made a matching headband. :-)

Here is the video tutorial from Nancy on YouTube:

There is a PDF tutorial file to download on Nancy's Site HERE ....so go there and download the file. You'll also get directions on where and who to send it to!! So, get started making a little dress for someone you know....and for someone who needs it in Africa!!   

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  1. Cute! I love the lace at the bottom!

  2. I love this, so sweet and easy to make too! I love that you can make one for a little girl in Africa. Would you happen to know where to mail it to?

  3. It turned out super duper cute! Love the polk a dots!

  4. I will definitely be trying this. What a cute dress. Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

  5. Aw, that is so cute! I love the fabric

  6. This style of dress is all the rage here. They are super cute. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

  7. The lace adds such a cute touch, I can't wait for a free afternoon to take on this project. Thanks for sharing! We hope you will consider helping kids with cancer by linking into the Miracle Makeover party this coming week
    at www.designgivesback.com. Together we can change things! We appreciate you.

    Sherry, DGB Team

  8. Darling dress! Thanks so much for linking to the Tuesday To Do Party!


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