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Butterfly Apron Sun Dress
Hey all...what I've got for you here is a cute little sundress with a lil' butterfly! To make this dress, I used the leftover patchwork I stitched up for my "ONE LOVE" dress. I used a great bunch of vintage and scrap fabrics I found at a thrift store along with a few scrap pieces from my collection to make the random diagonal patchwork! Each patch has been individually cut and placed...I spent tons of lovin' care placing each one. The aprondress is closed at the back for you shy lil' violets. It adjusts at the shoulder straps and drawstrings to fit at the back. There are two front pockets and a stash pocket inside the bodice to carry your belongings. The pockets, bottom strip, and ruffle all have eyelet lace inlay, and the bottom ruffle carries a mock petticoat ruffle! On the front bodice, I appliqued the the butterfly out of remaining peices of the scrap lot. The dress measures 32 inches across the bodice completely drawn and opens up to 40 inches, making it fit someone 31 to 38 inches at the bust. The length rests below the knees to midcalf, depending on your height. It measures 35 inches from bodice scoop to bottom ruffle.
Sometimes I just make too much patchwork for a project, so I thought,"Why not make something from the leftover pieces and offer up a good deal for my kiddos?"
Sherbert & Ice Cream Skirt
Hey all...what I've got for you here is a SUPER comfy and cute skirt I made initially for myself, but since I was sick, I've gotten quite a bit behind and need to sell this lil' simple skirt. To make the piece, I began with a recycled pair of cords and leftover patchwork from several calico patches I used to make a dress earlier this year. The fabrcis remind me of sherbert and ice cream flavors...hehehe! I inserted the patchwork to create a skirt from the recycled corduroy pants. On the back, I added two simple flower appliques to the pockets and then stitched them back on. Below the patchwork, I inserted some pretty tan crochet trim, just to add some gurley spice. I then stitched up a huge billowing ruffle at the bottom of the skirt, which twirls out to a HUGE 100 inches. The skirt measures 32 inches around the waist. The length of the skirt from waist to hem is 43 inches, but I can shorten it to fit. I want to make sure to mention that there is a tiny hole (smaller than a dime) near the zipper, but the back of the hole is covered by fabric from the zipper insert. There is a pic on the pictures page.