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Jane’s Birdie Peasant Dress

August 7, 2013

Birdie Peasant DressI broke out the sewing machine the other day. Do you know how momentous that is? Monumentally momentous. It means there was a perfect storm at our house involving: 1) Jane taking great naps, 2) me getting the cleaning done for that day, and 3) me having all the necessary supplies already on hand for the project. I had been in the mood to sew something for Jane Darling, so I checked my sewing board on Pinterest, and sure enough there was something quick and easy waiting for me.

Birdie Dress Collage

I spent one nap time gathering supplies and cutting out the pieces, and another sewing the dress together. I call this a success – I love the little birdie pattern, and the ric rac trim! I even learned a few new tricks while I was speeding through this dress. I can now use the overlock function on my fancy sewing machine, which comes in handy since I don’t have a serger to finish my edges. I learned the proper way to apply ric rac trim, and I learned how to make the ric rac flower I attached to the front. It’s a little big now, but that just means she’ll be able to wear it for a while.

Jane and I will have to make a deal – I’ll work on the sewing if she works on the modeling…

Birdie Dress Jane

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Mom permalink
    August 7, 2013 9:24 am

    Maybe she did not like the picky grass! Cute dress.
    Love, Mom

  2. Rose permalink
    August 7, 2013 9:33 am

    Melissa – you are inspiring! What a pretty dress, and gorgeous baby!

  3. Ann Marie permalink
    August 7, 2013 9:36 am

    I love the dress, it is so cute. It looks so adorable on her.

  4. Aunt Martha permalink
    August 7, 2013 9:56 am

    Jane and her new dress are so sweet!

  5. Mary Kay permalink
    August 9, 2013 6:17 am

    I can confirm that she loved the dress, but did not like the grass. It’s crazy what these models have to go through for fashion.

  6. August 9, 2013 2:53 pm

    so cute….love the ric rac rosette…
    such a pretty little girl….

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