8.7.18

Ella's Monster Play Dress

Every once in a while, I finally finish a project that has been sitting on my Pinterest sewing board for years (this one I pinned before I even had children. Eeck.)

Joann is only a hop and a skip away from our house which is AWFUL if you have a handy 40% off coupon all the time (my poor wallet.) The options of cute fabric and potential projects are endless!

I was looking for a day project, so Ella helped pick out the perfect pattern mix of vintage flowers and cute monsters for a whopping $7. Can't beat that!



I used THIS simple tunic pattern @ Made by Tonya. The pattern is 100% free and can be a dress or a tunic, depending on your preference. I'm a sucker for cute vintage dresses, but I think I'll try to make the tunic style once she's older.

I had the *worst* time figuring out my sewing machine's automatic button holes. Only after reading through the manual five times and consulting a cup of coffee, I finally prevailed!

Ella's not very picky about what she wears, but she loves her "monster" dress!

Cheers!
Bethany

Credits:
Pattern by Made by Tonya
Fabric from Joann (not available online)
Buttons from Walmart LePetite
Creds to the cute model. ♥

6 comments

  1. Cute dress! Cute kid! Too much cuteness! And you’re not alone with buttonhole making—every time I have to install buttonholes or zippers, it’s like it’s the first time I’ve ever done it because I have to reteach myself EVERY time.

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    1. now I know where I inherited my sewing frustrations. Haha

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    2. And that's exactly what I was gonna say! Buttons and zippers...both scary! But you did such a good job, and by the next one you'll be a pro! :) And of course, Ella certainly is the cutest model ever!

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  2. Man. I could really use one of those automatic button hole thingys...

    Super cute, as usual! Seriously: your blog is as exciting as Pinterest to me - always inspiring me to get creative. Keep it up, girly!

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  3. I don’t know. Even after I figured it out, it still was too small for the buttons so I had to go up a size (BUT NOT TOO much because then it was too BIG.) for all the time I spent seam ripping, I probably could have done it by hand much quicker!! Agh!

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